A girl told me she was Chinese. Then I curiously asked her if she moved to the US as a kid. Then she told me her lineage. Her grandparents were Chinese. But her parents are American (born and raised). She was also born and raised in the US. Then I asked, "Doesn't that just make you American not Chinese?"

Then she kinda argued with me. Then I told her that my grandfather on my father's side was Italian. Doesn't make me Italian. My grandmother on my father's side was French. Doesn't make me French. My grandparents on my Mom's side and my Mom were Korean. Doesn't make me Korean. I moved to the US from Europe when I was 6, so I just consider myself American because I was pretty much raised here.