We came to become Americans not Indian-Americans : NRI Governor

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal the first NRI governor of any American state, is scheduled to address the Henry Jackson Society in London. His office released prepared remarks in Jindal's speech, in which he said he will call for immigrant assimilation to strengthen countries and protect freedom. Asserting that he does not believe in hyphenated identities Jindal said his parents came to the US from India four decades ago to become Americans and not Indian-Americans. Explaining his anathema to being called an Indian-American Jindal said "if we wanted to be Indians we would have stayed in India. It's not that they are embarrassed to be from India they love India, but they came to America because they were looking for greater opportunity and freedom. He said his view gets him into some trouble with the media who like to refer to Indian-Americans, Irish-Americans, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Mexican-Americans and the rest. He is not suggesting that people should be shy or embarrassed about their ethnic heritage. He also said immigration policy should have nothing to do with the colour of one's skin .He finds people who care about pigmentation to be the most dim-witted lot around!