Unformatted text preview: distinctive culture and social group. However, the fact that Italian Americans chose to learn English to get a better job was assimilation, regardless of the intention. • Italian Americans have assimilated to a very large extent. This feat is remarkable considering: 1) the recent mass immigration, just over 100 years old 2) the significant cultural gaps between the dominant and subordinate groups 3) the impoverished state of most immigrants 4) the temporary status of many immigrants 5) the desire to maintain a separate community 6) the virulent prejudice and discrimination against them...
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- Fall '10
- Power, cultural gaps, compulsory school attendance, dominant group hostility, significant cultural gaps