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Old 11-04-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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There is more to culture than just language.

And I'm assuming OP is asking whether they'll assimilate to WHITE American culture.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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There is more to culture than just language.

And I'm assuming OP is asking whether they'll assimilate to WHITE American culture.
Nope. I am not asking that at all. I think Blacks in the US seem perfectly American.

Why do you assume this? Do you have a thin skin and just cry racism whenever a topic like this is discussed?

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Old 11-04-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Every wave assimilates. Why would the current one be any different?
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Over the years, they will blend in, but the culture would still be there. It'd add more richness to the American culture, the same way Italians, Africans, Irish etc did.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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Over the years, they will blend in, but the culture would still be there. It'd add more richness to the American culture, the same way Italians, Africans, Irish etc did.
Right.

What is this BS about "White" American culture? As if such a thing even exists.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: USA
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Yes unless they expect everyone to start speaking Spanish.
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Eventually, they won't have to. When 50-60-70% are Latino, and then
open the border further, non-latinos will need to assimilate to them.

Eeeeholay, amigo!
I'm sorry, is this a joke? A parody of that one uncle who goes on insane political rants on facebook? Or are you serious?
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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People bring up the fact that previous waves of immigrants: the British, the Germans, the Irish, and the Polish, all eventually assimilated. However there's a difference between then and now: We now have immigration laws.

They can't assimilate if they're illegal. And having a mass of illegal immigrants from one ethnic group makes the legal ones think that they don't have to bother assimilating either. Therefore we have to get rid of the illegals if we want Latino immigrants to assimilate.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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People bring up the fact that previous waves of immigrants: the British, the Germans, the Irish, and the Polish, all eventually assimilated. However there's a difference between then and now: We now have immigration laws.

They can't assimilate if they're illegal. And having a mass of illegal immigrants from one ethnic group makes the legal ones think that they don't have to bother assimilating either. Therefore we have to get rid of the illegals if we want Latino immigrants to assimilate.
You seem to think that all Latin Americans have a unified mind and that legal Latinos see themselves as not needing to assimilate. The fact that they have their own cultural traditions (as the Italians and the Polish do) doesn't take away the fact that many ARE assimilating into the mainstream. By mainstream I mean speaking English regularly and enjoying American cultural activities. Don't think that Latinos are all stuck in Latin America with their mindset. The graphs eschaton posted are a good indicator they are NOT.
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