Look at the map, it's all the border states with Mexico, hmmm... almost seems like someone's trying to destroy a(ll) country's identity. Now who would want to do that... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15827174
What identity? That's a retarded statement, but excusable since most hate-mongers try to paint things with broad strokes as us vs them or whites vs everybody else.
Truth is that the US is made up of VERY different unique groups that came in and settled, developing their unique culture. Try to get a Yankee living in the deep south, or vice versa. They're the same color, but with different upbringing. Or a Cajun, or a southwesterner. Their food, clothes, architectures, customs, even language and accents are varied.
There wasn't any "real" identity, but only at the beginning, when rallying around a common flag against the British. It came to a head during the civil war, when southerners sent a big FU to the northeners.
As supply chains and federal Governement start to crumble due to lack of resources, you'll see regions in the US break up into defined ethnic groups that have been in place for centuries.
Read more on the regions here: [link to www.usastudyguide.com
] a very simplified breakdown. I'll try to find a more in depth fascinating article that breaks it all down and what these groups really think of each other (why for example northeners have always sought to consolidate power among themselves and disregard flyover country, etc).