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Should immigrants have to assimilate?
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Posted 9/7/15

SeiyaMinkah wrote:

We all have our opinions and mine is that immigrants shoulden't have to assimilate. I see keeping ones culture ,roots ,language etc:) is a way of keeping your identity alive." Lose your identity and you lose your mind"


K I am going to go to Japan and speak nothing but English and be loud and obnoxious cause thats the american way. Then ill bring over my whole family and others will come and they will all refuse to speak Japanese and continue spreading. Assimilation should happen its incredibly disrespectful on the immigrant who refuses to adapt.
Posted 9/7/15


you're nothing but heyyy learn this hey do this
like shut the fuck up , its getting me mad seeing you talk and tell someone about what THEY should do
broski you aren't anyone but an online warrior


if they dont want to learn the language LET THEM
you act like it will hurt you in any way shape or form
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I think its fairly ridiculous to require people to take an exam about the US Governmental system and US History...like, who is the Chief Justice of the United States? I don't know and I don't care and I live here...

It should do more to help make sure people are able to live like ensuring they know how to do their taxes and making sure they know how to find work (the American school system has the same problem).

However, I do think that learning English is very important as without it, it is difficult to get by in a predominantly English speaking country. As for further ideas about assimilation, I can't think of anything that should be required...

PS: I see theres some racism just above me...thats always good to see @.@
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Assimilation - undertaking the culture and language (most importantly language) of a land you migrate to.

In many countries, you don't really have any choice. For examples, go to any Asian country (Japan, SK, Taiwan, China) and you sure as hell need to know the language and culture to get by. Here in the US this is not the case, as we "cater" to the groups by not forcing them to speak our language or live our culture, at least not officially.

With the issue of immigration being very hot right now, I feel the issue of assimilation is overlooked. Allowing people to immigrate is one thing, and a human right at that, however, assimilation should not be discouraged or withheld. It's best for all parties if everyone speaks a common language, (be it English or otherwise), and it's vital that they understand and respect our customs as we would if we immigrated to their country.

I say all this as a product of immigrants who assimilated, and were better for it.

What do you feel? Should immigrants assimilate?


Depends on the goal of your society. Are you trying to make a genuine multicultural society, thus diluting your own original culture like Sweden with their "genuine Swedish midsummer with a black woman" pic? Or do you want to keep your own culture?
Posted 9/7/15
Good ol racism towards Spanish speaking folk as always.
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ignitingmemories wrote:



you're nothing but heyyy learn this hey do this
like shut the fuck up , its getting me mad seeing you talk and tell someone about what THEY should do
broski you aren't anyone but an online warrior


if they dont want to learn the language LET THEM
you act like it will hurt you in any way shape or form


Hey if those immigrants want to be rude assholes thats on them. It is common sense though to move to a country and learn the language. Expecting to be pandered to in your native tongue in a foreign land is the height of arrogance.
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ignitingmemories wrote:

no there's no racism. lmao i asked what his race is and she told me


"I got mugged by this guy the other day"
"What race was he?"
"Black"
"Of course"

#TotallyNotRacist

PS: Pretty sure VZ68 is Native American, but I could be remembering that wrong
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I deleted some stuff that seemed to have a main goal of personal derision and led to a personal, unpleasant side conversation. I edited some quote pyramids.

Please be polite to each other. If you ask something that someone is making it clear they are choosing not to answer, let it go.

Please trim your quotes when posting to avoid having them build up. Please do not just insert spoiler tags -- they make it even harder to read even a short quote history, and are sometimes being used in a way that all context is lost completely unless one clicks the spoiler. Other readers shouldn't have to work that hard to follow a conversation.

Note: due to the deletions and the continuing bug that results, some posts on this page will appear out of order. Sorry about that.
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sundin13 wrote:


ignitingmemories wrote:

no there's no racism. lmao i asked what his race is and she told me


"I got mugged by this guy the other day"
"What race was he?"
"Black"
"Of course"

#TotallyNotRacist

PS: Pretty sure VZ68 is Native American, but I could be remembering that wrong


I'm 50 percent Cherokee any talk of immigrants always get my blood going.
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I believe that should learn to speak English and be familiar with the American government system

But I don't believe they should have to change to what is considered "American"

I think a major part of a person is their culture and it is something someone should be allowed to keep no matter what. Its a sense of identity
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Posted 9/7/15

sundin13 wrote:


ignitingmemories wrote:

no there's no racism. lmao i asked what his race is and she told me


"I got mugged by this guy the other day"
"What race was he?"
"Black"
"Of course"

#TotallyNotRacist

PS: Pretty sure VZ68 is Native American, but I could be remembering that wrong


And anzn knows this as well as ignitingmemories.

I leave for a little bit and get white-washed.
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    I don't think adopting culture in the west is necessary, but adopting it's language and laws is. I would never think to go to another country and refuse to learn the language or social norms, so I don't expect anyone to come to my country and ignore those things as they do.
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In order to become a U.S. citizen, you will not only need to satisfy the various other requirements described in the article “Who Can Apply for U.S. Citizenship,” but to pass tests on your knowledge and understanding of:
The fundamentals of history and of the principles and form of government of the United States, and
The English language, as it is spoken, written, and read.

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Haruna-kai wrote:

In order to become a U.S. citizen, you will not only need to satisfy the various other requirements described in the article “Who Can Apply for U.S. Citizenship,” but to pass tests on your knowledge and understanding of:
The fundamentals of history and of the principles and form of government of the United States, and
The English language, as it is spoken, written, and read.



    To become a citizen, not a permanent resident. You can live in the United States indefinitely and never become a citizen, so it's irrelevant. Not to mention that those tests contain many useless facts that not even Americans themselves are aware of.
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ayaundwolf wrote:

    To become a citizen, not a permanent resident. You can live in the United States indefinitely and never become a citizen, so it's irrelevant. Not to mention that those tests contain many useless facts that not even Americans themselves are aware of.


Regardless that was just a law pulled of a website, I dont honestly care either way.
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Posted 9/7/15
Bottom line its the most respectable thing to do. You cant decide to legally live in a different country without knowing its laws or language and expect to be able to live there indefinitely.
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