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

wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam1/28/2019 6:13:54 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.

Their grandchildren are the assimilated ones, because usually any fluency in the immigrants’ mother tongue is lost by the second generation. Exceptions would be people who stay within their own ethnic enclaves, but even then the second gen is bilingual and code switches to suit the occasion.