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Unformatted text preview: even dictatorial. However, members of the dominant group see it as reasonable that people shed their distinctive cultural traditions. Assimilation does not occur at the same pace for all groups or for all individuals in the the same group. Assimilation tends to take longer under the following conditions: 1) The differences between the minority and majority are large 2) The majority is not receptive, or the minority retains its own culture 3) The minority group arrives in a short period of time 4) The minority group residents are concentrated rather than dispersed 5) The arrival is recent, and the homeland is accessible In the United States, dominant White society encourages assimilation. The assimilation perspective tends to devalue alien culture and to treasure the dominant....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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