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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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Minority group, dominant group