Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Long History of Assimilation

Jane Galt caught some flak for this post about immigration, so she responded with this longer one, which is worth a read. Here's a small slice:
Your ancestors weren't welcomed; they were reviled. They didn't assimilate along the happy schedule outlined on saccharine television dramas; indeed, Mexican immigrants are much more open to assimilation than many groups, which is why early 20th century literature is so full of anguished dramas about immigrant parents trying to keep their children from losing their culture.


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