I hate to claim European, when we are actually American mixed blood. My father's father's family arrived in 1647 in Virginia from England, with some Scots background. My father's mother's family is French Heugonaught, Blackfoot Indian, Scots, and a couple of other. My mother's lines are English, German, Welsh, and Scots. I prefer just American since it is a melting pot, and that is the best way. I hate this PC idea of everybody being American- (Something else).
All of us are basically American, and that is good enough, or should be.