More benefits of diversity- US Anthem booed at soccer game full of Mexicans in the US

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Artful D0dger, May 4, 2011.

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/26/opinion/becoming-an-american.html


    At a soccer game against Mexico in February, the American national team listened in frustration as a chorus of boos erupted during ''The Star-Spangled Banner.'' Thousands of fans threw cups and bottles at the United States players, often striking them. They also attacked someone in the stands who tried to unfurl an American flag.

    The match didn't take place in Mexico City but in Los Angeles. Most of the fans were Mexican or Mexican-American. The extreme reactions to their behavior were disheartening but predictable. On one side, the columnist Pat Buchanan declared that ''the Melting Pot is freezing over.'' On the other, a Los Angeles Times editorialist said that critics of the fans were ''xenophobic, nativist, protectionist and isolationist.''

    The United States is in the midst of an assimilation crisis -- one inspired not by immigrants but by an American intelligentsia that has abandoned the struggle to help newcomers assimilate. Neither left nor right knows how to respond to a troubling incident like the Los Angeles soccer match.

    On the right, nativists argue that immigrants are not capable of becoming American. ''Immigration is a failure because assimilation, contrary to national myth, never really occurred,'' Chilton Williamson wrote recently in the magazine Chronicles. Mr. Williamson, an editor and writer for the conservative monthly, claims that the Ellis Island generation of immigrants never actually became American.

    On the left, multiculturalists say that immigrants should not have to become American. As Juan Perea, a law professor at the University of Florida, says, ''Americanization must either be completely reworked or abandoned as a premise of American identity.'' For many in the academic world, assimilation is nothing but a gentrified form of ethnic cleansing.

    Both sides have unfortunately ceded a sensible middle ground that supports some level of immigration but also insists on assimilation. As a result, many native-born Americans are confused about what, if anything, they should ask of immigrants.

    On the right, nativists argue that immigrants are not capable of becoming American. ''Immigration is a failure because assimilation, contrary to national myth, never really occurred,'' Chilton Williamson wrote recently in the magazine Chronicles. Mr. Williamson, an editor and writer for the conservative monthly, claims that the Ellis Island generation of immigrants never actually became American.

    On the left, multiculturalists say that immigrants should not have to become American. As Juan Perea, a law professor at the University of Florida, says, ''Americanization must either be completely reworked or abandoned as a premise of American identity.'' For many in the academic world, assimilation is nothing but a gentrified form of ethnic cleansing.

    Both sides have unfortunately ceded a sensible middle ground that supports some level of immigration but also insists on assimilation. As a result, many native-born Americans are confused about what, if anything, they should ask of immigrants.
     
  2. The degradation of the US culture has been BY DESIGN.......THEY have you timid, docile, and dumbed down into oblivion. YOU no longer have ANY CLUE what YOU will stand up for! :eek:

    Social programs, take over of public schools, and immigration policies have delivered our ONCE GREAT COUNTRY into the MELTING PLOP! :eek:
     
  3. It stems from social segregation in Universities. Today you can find the Chinese Club, Korean Club, Persian Club, Latino Club, Jewish Club, The African-American Club at any given university. When the leaders of tomorrow choose to socialize with their own kind guess what happens in 10 years? 20 years? 50 years?
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    The guy who said that is a naive fucking idiot

    I know how to respond. Every American in that stadium including the soccer team should have immediately packed up and left. Let those Mexican MOFO's play with themselves

    More incredibly stupid bull shit. If they didn't want to learn English and become Americans they should have never come here in the first place.

    I can assure you I'm not confused.