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Reply to "Nationalism VS Assimilation"

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.