Serwer keeps the thread alive:
Friedersdorf argues that "the right’s 'real Americans' nonsense isn’t about race" since it's also applied to presumably white liberal academic elites on the coasts, etc. This isn't an either or, and it's pretty clear from the lengths people of color have to go to qualify that the definition has a racial dimension as well as a cultural one -- and that neither are ultimately very inclusive of people who don't happen to be white, Christian, and heterosexual.
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