Assimilation has a major impact on America and its history. Assimilation is a very controversial topic as many people have different opinions and beliefs about it. The reason people have so many different opinions and beliefs is because assimilation impacts America in so many different ways and happens for so many different reasons. I personally believe assimilation is both good and bad depending on what aspect you 're looking at and how the assimilation is happening. Assimilation can be seen in both the past and present, whether it is forced or happens willingly/naturally. Some ways Assimilation can be forced upon minorities or religious groups is by the use of laws and legal boundaries, or by the cultural beliefs and ideas already established. Forced assimilation was very common in the past with the Native Americans. The white minority would set laws and bribe the Native Americans to motivate them to live and resemble the white race. Forced Assimilation is still present today and is most comely seen in immigration. When immigrants move to America some of their culture and beliefs are illegal or viewed as unusual and they are pushed towards or forced to …show more content…
One major positive is that it creates relationships and communities between people of all different religions and race. One other positive is that immigrant assimilation creates a better workforce resulting in getting jobs done faster and for less money. Although the immigrant assimilation may be good in some ways it also has some negative impacts. It can lower job wages because of the number of workers available and can also have an impact on the unemployment rate. Assimilation can also cause a big loss of culture, tradition, and identity which can be viewed as bad. This often happens because the group or person is so concerned with adopting and assimilating to their new environment or culture they lose their own
The novel Fahrenheit 451 is a great example of assimilation. It shows the country being forced to adapt to another culture of not reading or owning any sort of book. From only the first page or two, you get a glimpse into the town that Guy Montag, the main character, lives in. The way that Montag describes his town portrays it to be more gloomy and dark; and lacking any sort of joy or happiness.
Assimilation is different for everyone. Whether it is going to a new school, joining a club, or even moving to another state or country, most people experience assimilation at least once in their lives. The book, Breadgivers, by Anzia Yezierska, is a good example on the assimilation process and how different it can be for people. Sara is a young girl who moved to The New World, otherwise known as New York City, with her parents and sisters from a small village in Poland. From the start, she knows she must assimilate to this new country that she now lives in.
Throughout the years of American history there has been an abundance of groups that have decided to immigrate to the United States from other countries. The Irish people, Italian and Jewish groups of people departed from their country and moved to have their chance to experience the “American Dream.” These groups moved over and experienced a numerous amounts of stereotypes, discrimination, and finally assimilating into American culture. The Irish people came to the United States to attempt to start a new life and attempt to succeed.
For many new immigrants coming to America, it is difficult to adjust into the new society. Many come to America without the basic knowledge of English, the new immigrants do not have the ability assimilate to American society because of the lack of possible communication between the immigrant and an native. Non-English speaking immigrants that come to America face harsh challenges when trying to assimilate to U.S. society because immigrants are often segregated into ethnic communities away from natives, Americans do not know basics of words of other well known languages, and the lack of government funding education programs. Assimilation into a new society is difficult enough, but when the society pushes any new immigrants to separate part
Immigration bring great benefits. Without immigration, the population would stop growing, The goal is to keep it stable, not to get rid of all of it completely. Immigration keeps the population and also the economy growing. But when massive amounts of people are immigrating to America, it becomes overwhelming to some people. The government must slow down the process of immigration soon.
In “Immigration by Decade”, the table shows that from 1861-1910 the total amount of immigrants in America increased from 2.3 million to 8.8 million. This influx of immigrants were able to work quickly after arriving because all of these big industries needed a lot of labor workers. This led to success for many businesses in America. In opposition to this, this influx of immigration did bring negatives with them. All of these immigrants going to the same urban areas led to cities being very over crowded.
Ten years ago, I immigrated to the United States and ever since I have been an undocumented immigrant. Due to my legal status in the United States, I felt like I was restricted from certain situations and possessions and would never be able to succeed. I was not living the normal life of a seven-year-old. Instead, I had to learn to cope and adapt to a whole new culture. Even though the drastic change at such a young age was a challenge, it has shaped who I am today.
Native Americans were greatly affected by the expansion of the United States during the 1800s. As the U.S. moved west, they stole large amounts of Native American land by settling the land and killing the Natives who once lived there. Also during this time, their culture was being taken from them due to assimilation. While United States citizens were expanding into the west, many Native American lives were lost. They were also responsible for destroying a major food and supply source for Native Americans.
Final Exam Nathanael Vitkus • What type of issues should the therapists be aware of issues that started after genocide & forced assimilation? Individuals who have survived genocide and forced assimilation might have survivor guilt; a condition brought about by being a survivor of a horrific event, in which the individuals who “make it” might question why they survived whereas others did not, they might feel guilty or somehow unworthy (not that worthiness is a factor to surviving a genocide). For therapists addressing this issue they should tread carefully, primarily by listening to them but being mindful of the effect of silence might have, engaging in their questions if therapeutic (but mindful yet again that sometimes there really isn’t an answer that suffices), and by putting them in contact with other genocide and forced assimilation survivors and/or a support group for survivors of a genocide or forced assimilation. Because while listening might help out the genocide or forced assimilation survivor, the support that can be provided by other survivors might be more beneficial because of it being an experience they survived together in a way, that they aren’t alone in the struggle of surviving.
Effects of Immigration Immigration has been occurring since the dawn of time, People moving from one place to another for better living conditions. Immigration is both good and bad for the country that is involved. People bringing in great new ideas to help grow the country but it can also created over population and less job opportunity for the citizens of the country. These are all mentioned in Plymouth Plantation, Mother Tongue, Balboa, and Blaxicans. Immigrants’ impact on America is both negative and positive depending on the viewpoint of the original culture.
An immigrant family wants the best for everyone lives, however moving to a new country brings struggles. There struggles include finding a home, a good paying job, avoiding to be deported, being separated ,and continuing their education. Immigrants expect a better life because their old home and country did have much benefits as the new country gives them. The advantage of an immigrant family is family values which tends them to be closer. Disadvantages of an immigrant family are the struggles that were first mentioned and including that they face other people calling them a threat.
For examples, one of my nephew is pays nearly 10, 0000 dollar taxes every years. That way the government can help people who need money such as food stamps and all. Also, Immigrants people helps to develop science and technologies, and other fields. For example, the research by the Kauffman in the article Immigrants Are Crucial to the American Dream says that “25 percent of the U.S science and technology companies have their chief executives are foreign born and these immigrant are highly educated (Mike Ford 241).” For all this reasons immigrants help American society in positive way as
To tell the truth, there are negative effects resulting from the assimilation of people. The ideal melting pot does not have firm legs to stand, nonetheless they are brittle than glass. People are ostracized because of the behaviors, beliefs, and appearance. Young men are in constant check to prove manhood or masculinity by remaining at the top and showing their entitlement to power. The pressure from society causes young men to follow certain rules and regulations in order to be part of society.
Milton Gordon is stating in Assimilation in American: Theory and Reality that assimilation can happen in a linear fashion with the end goal is for the minority to become like the majority. In America that means becoming protestant and middle-class and adopting Anglo culture while forgetting their own ethnic culture. This was blatant with the forcing of Americanization onto minorities during World War I. Many non-white eastern and southern Europeans were allowed to become white by essentially forgetting the culture and adopting that of America.
People should not be judged by their culture or identity. Many people today are open- minded about everyone’s culture and traditions. Assimilation can cause a loss of many cultures that have been passed on from elders. Acculturating is what many people have been doing today to make the world a more culturally diverse place to live. Many cultures have been extinct because everyone in that culture group assimilated.