Jason Isbell With Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge: "White Man's World"

Citizen K1/28/2019 6:10:32 am PST

re: #134 HappyWarrior

The problem with Brokaw’s characterization is those immigrants are in fact’s gotta be annoying as shit for older immigrants. If you speak your native language which you have every right to do, you get shit but if you speak English, people shit on your accent and act like you’re not a real American.

I’ve said it before when ‘assimilating’ comes up, and it always bears repeating: Assimilation is a two-way street. Immigrants can put in all the effort into assimilating that they can and it won’t make a fuck of difference if the ‘natives’ refuse to concede any sort of acceptance outside of total ‘passing’.

This is why Europe has its immigration crisis for the most part. Not immigrants ‘refusing’ to assimilate, but societies refusing to see them as potential new citizens, and instead just as warm bodies for work.


Clearly, refugees just need to try harder to assimilate.