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companies employing their relatives before everyone else.]" Meanwhile, also stating that kids/young adults would not get anywhere after graduating from school and college. To make it clear, up until this year in Uzbekistan you have had to attend school for nine years; then proceeding to one of the few colleges, for another four years to get the degree, thus finishing the education around 21-23 years without any plans for the future and existing jobs that hire. Following up, I interviewed uncle Boris who came to the US with his kids and wife in October 2001. Before their arrival to the US, they were scared of being persecuted by the American society after 9/11 attack and their origin being an issue. In other words, they felt that people will resent them because they were coming from the country whose name ends with '- stan' and shares the borders with Afghanistan; basically, referring to stereotype that people from '-stan' countries are terrorists. From his perspective, in the next couple of years, socioeconomics of the country has changed. "Compare to my sister-in-law were not be able to afford ourselves to buy the house so up until this day we have been living in an apartment. Economically we are doing fine culturally we did became assimilated that much but still celebrating some of their holidays. However, when it comes to the language we learned to speak Rus-English [use of both Russian and English in conversations at the same time.]" In other words, he described their transition as acculturation whereby they kept their native identity meanwhile also learning something from the new cultural groups. Meantime, after interviewing few of my relatives mostly elders, I began to wonder whenever college degree have had an impact on the life
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chances. In other words, an idea that educational system in the US impacted one's person's access to networks as well as socialization and adaptation.
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  • Fall '09
  • mckinney
  • Sociology, Personal life

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