The thread on Cultural superiority got me thinking on this. Didn't want hi-jack that one. Anyway, one of my 3 degrees is in Anthropology. Back in the day, there was a school of thought that would label a personality on a specific culture. This reflected a sign of the times however and the incentive seemed to be to put Anglo American Patriarchal standarns above all else. Like I said, a sign of a different time. As an undergrad, one of my 2 majors was to study Americam Culture as a Native Anthropologist. I was primarily interested in studying what American Culture is. Not specific "fringe cultures" like with Black folks or Idnin' folks, but that loose ambiguous cloud that culturally connects the single mother Hopi woman in Second Mesa, AZ with the wealthy Jewish lawyer in Manhatten. There are 2 vastly different cultures, but still, there is something there that connects them? What would you say that is? I'm not setting anybody or anything up for any kind of ambush. I'm just curious as hell what y'all believe?