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Unformatted text preview: culture. The assimilation model demands that other groups conform to the dominant culture . New comers are to be socialized into the dominant culture that is already present. Example: "English Only." Example: People who change their name to one that resembles names of members of the dominant culture. The notion of assimilation, however, is a very complex issue. Usually the dominant culture actively desires a minority who is culturally similar (in language and ideology). There are limits to the "closeness" that the dominant group will accept. It seems as though the dominant culture will accept minorities that assimilate culturally, but there is resistance when minorities want to assimilate structurally and thus achieve full citizenship rights in society....
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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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