quote:Originally posted by ZAKAR:
if this isnt Assimilation I dont know what Assimilation means
Obviously you don't.
In the social sciences, assimilation is the process of integration whereby immigrants, or other minority groups, are "absorbed" into a generally larger community. This presumes a loss of all characteristics which make the newcomers different. A region where assimilation is occurring is sometimes referred to as a "melting pot". When one ethnic group absorbs another, so that the cultural traits of the assimilated group become indistinguishable. The process whereby a group gradually adopts the characteristics of another culture.
As mentioned, complete assimilation in America would be inconsistent with one recognizing and affirming an African American identity.
You confuse strategy with identity. Think about it.