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View Poll Results: On The Subject Of Assimilation Into U.S Society, What Grade Would You Give The Hispanic Population ?
F 10 31.25%
D 10 31.25%
C 5 15.63%
B 4 12.50%
A 3 9.38%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-11-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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what about the asians?

see the problem with this poll or this thread is that no other group has continously immigrated to the US like the hispanics have.

the hispanic immigrants in the early 1900's assimilated. as did the immigrants from the 1930's as did the immigrants post WWII. as did the immigrants from the 70's and post amnesty.

theres has been constant assimilation. but there has also been constant immigration.

thats why this makes no sense. if you want to look at assimilation you would have to make it about immigrants and not hispanics. but then you would have to look at time frames. or length of time in the US.

i dont think this thread is at that level.

HISPANICS HAVE ASSIMILATED. they continue to do so.

IMMIGRANTS ARE ASSIMILATING.

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I would give them an "A" because they are extremely assimilated into American society. Most Polish Americans for example are not even fluent in the language of their ancestors anymore. Irish Americans and Polish Americans are as American as apple pie.

 
Old 06-11-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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For this thread to make even a TINY bit of sense, you'd have to define "Hispanics"; then you'd have to define "assimilation"; then you'd have to define US Society....and finally, you'd have to define who is doing the "grading", and by what right they get this job.

Wouldn't it just be a WHOLE lot easier to talk about illegal immigration? After all, that's what this forum is designed for....
 
Old 06-11-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Sad indeed. I think parents who speak Spanish and do not teach their kids to speak Spanish as well, are doing a great disservice to their kids, and depriving them of an important advantage.
I agree. The ability to speak spanish will be a great advantage when the entire family is deported back to the Glorious Motherland.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Quit twisting what ClarissaM quoted.

Originally Posted by Benicar View Post:
Clarrissa quoted ALL of Benicar's post and said me too. The problem is, benicar didn't vote at all in the poll but clarissa did.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Clarrissa quoted ALL of Benicar's post and said me too. The problem is, benicar didn't vote at all in the poll but clarissa did.
I did not vote either for the same reasons that dissuaded Benicar.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I would give a few an A, many get a C or a D and many get an F.

Those who speak little or no English obviously get an F, they have no interest in assimilating. Same with those who wave their Mexican flags here and don't make an effort to learn the history of this great nation. All those on welfare handouts and getting free health care, get an F.

Those who learn just enough English to get by and are rude in the workplace to Americans, get a D.

A few get an A however, there are those who come here and learn to communicate well in English, they are patriotic of the USA and respectful of the people already living here.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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I would give a few an A, many get a C or a D and many get an F.

Those who speak little or no English obviously get an F, they have no interest in assimilating. Same with those who wave their Mexican flags here and don't make an effort to learn the history of this great nation. All those on welfare handouts and getting free health care, get an F.

Those who learn just enough English to get by and are rude in the workplace to Americans, get a D.

A few get an A however, there are those who come here and learn to communicate well in English, they are patriotic of the USA and respectful of the people already living here.
So the vast majority of Hispanics would get an A since the vast majority speak English fluently.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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So the vast majority of Hispanics would get an A since the vast majority speak English fluently.
Legal immigrants or illegal aliens here?

Like most of the rest of the anti's here; I have no issue with folks who come here the right way-----------Mexican or not.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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So the vast majority of Hispanics would get an A since the vast majority speak English fluently.
74% speak Spanish at home - El Paso Times
 
Old 06-11-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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Legal immigrants or illegal aliens here?

Like most of the rest of the anti's here; I have no issue with folks who come here the right way-----------Mexican or not.
I just said Hispanics.
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