Diversity - The United States of America is a strong...

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The United States of America is a strong country with its own general culture. At the same time, it is a country in which many unique and different cultures are represented. Having a general culture with many unique cultures mixed in, has helped make America the country that it is today. Immigrants should assimilate to American culture, but also should be allowed to keep certain aspects of their original culture still alive. Several years ago, America was taught to be a 'melting pot,'( Healey # 26) a place where immigrants of different cultures or races form an integrated society, but now America is more of a 'mix bowl' where instead of forming an incorporated existence the people who make up the bowl are unwilling to unite as one. America started as an immigrant nation and has continued to be so. People all over the world come to America for several reasons. Most people come to America voluntarily, but very few come unwillingly. For whatever reasons they may have for coming they all have to face exposure to American society. When exposed to this 'new' society they choose whether to assimilate or not. Assimilation in any society is complex. Since assimilation is not simple, people will have negative experiences when assimilating into American society starting with the language
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course ENG 4380 taught by Professor W during the Spring '10 term at Northeastern.

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