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Unformatted text preview: mmigrate to the United States, they regroup in cities and towns in ways that are designed to help them maintain their customary ways. If a group is strongly opposed to acculturation, it is likely that the group will have difficulty being assimilated. More often, however, the dominant, mainstream group has set up impediments to assimilation. Impediments to Assimilation At different times throughout U.S. history, impediments to assimilation have been based on social class, gender, religion, and national ethnicity. For example, at one time, Catholics were strongly discriminated against partly because the predominant Protestant group felt that Catholics would be slavish followers of the Roman Catholic pope and not be able to think independently. While impediments have fluctuated throughout U.S...
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