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Old 14 June 2015, 02:19 PM
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Is it really a dichotomy, though: either become fully a member of the culture, or forever remain an outsider/interloper? Can't there be something in between?

It's not that clear cut in the US, really. Even a century ago, immigrants to the US didn't necessarily assimilate immediately. Many of them lived in ethnically defined neighborhoods for decades, attending churches and schools that followed those neighborhood boundaries.
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