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Keyword: assimilation

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  • Teddy Roosevelt knew what to do!

  • CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, ASSIMILATION AND IMMIGRATION POLICY

    10/22/2014 11:39:55 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Two stories currently in the news are, I think, illuminating. The first comes from Paris: The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille…. France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine. The woman was sitting just behind the conductor, visible to monitors, wearing a scarf covering her hair and a veil over her mouth and nose during the performance on October 3. “I was alerted...
  • An eye-popping 20% of U.S. residents abandon English at home

    10/06/2014 11:29:18 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2014 | Stphen Dinan
    One-fifth of people in the U.S. speak a foreign language at home, according to a report being released Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which found Arabic and Urdu — the national language of Pakistan — among the fastest-growing. The report found that nearly half of all California school-age children speak a language other than English at home, as do a third of Texans and Nevadans, according to the report, which is based on Census Bureau numbers.
  • Somalis say: Show us the money

    09/30/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-30-14 | Scott Johnson
    We’ve got a problem in the Twin Cities that is based in our large and still growing population of Somali immigrants. Somalis have been immigrating to Minnesota for more than twenty years now. They have taken advantage of all the services that our state and local institutions offer. They have been welcomed with open arms, in Minnesota’s characteristic style. Yet Minnesota’s Somali community — a/k/a “Minnesotans” — is the most fertile ground in the United States for the recruitment of terrorists by foreign terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. We are concerned that they may choose to return...
  • English Proficiency Matters

    09/24/2014 4:17:55 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    According to the latest findings of the liberal-leaning Brookings Institute, nearly 10 percent of working-age adults in Americans have limited or no understanding of the English language. Their findings rebuke decades of rhetoric from the Progressive left insisting that multiculturalism and language diversity is of benefit to the nation as a whole and a more "compassionate" way to look at American assimilation. Brookings provided the data to justify what conservatives have known all along, the mastery of English proficiency matters greatly. It is the first key step to upward mobility and vital to becoming a "true" American. The concept of true...
  • Resisting Immigration Reform [identity politics]

    12/17/2013 2:02:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 17, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "..........The incoherent message of far too many open-borders advocates distills down to little more than this: “Millions have fled Mexico to America — historically an insensitive, racist and unfair place. Yet it nonetheless must extend amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals who prefer the morally suspect United States over their native Latino culture in Mexico.” What the immigration debate is not about is ensuring that illegal immigration ends and that legal immigration becomes liberal, meritocratic, and ethnically blind. Remember that, and all the absurd rhetoric of the upcoming 2014 debate will make sense.
  • Circum-Decision

    06/14/2013 5:27:08 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 6/13/2013 | Rabbi Daniel Frank
    The mystique of Bris Milah is as old as Judaism itself. Throughout the generations, this mitzvah has been the pilot light, making sure that our spark would never be extinguished. For no matter how high the assimilation rate would rise, the importance of Bris, the seal of a covenant with God dating back to Abraham, was never questioned. Bris remained sacred to Jews of all stripes. But now, for the first time in our history, that reassuring flame has begun to flicker. "My husband and I are both Jewish, not practicing in the traditional sense, and we are debating whether...
  • DMV: Alleged Driver In OC Crash That Killed 5 Teens Didn’t Have A License

    05/29/2013 2:21:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    (CBSLA.com) ^ | May 29, 2013 1:23 PM
    IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — The teen identified by the Orange County Coroner as the driver in a single-car crash that killed five teens – including himself — on Memorial Day, was driving without a license, the California Department of Motor Vehicles told CBS2/KCAL9 Wednesday. According to records, 17-year-old Abdurlrahman M. Alyahyan, a senior at University High School in Irvine, did not have a valid California driver’s license when his car hit a tree and caught fire Monday evening on Jamboree Road and Island Lagoon Drive in Newport Beach. DMV officials tell CBS2/KCAL9 that Alyahyan was in the process of getting a...
  • One Question a Liberal Will NEVER Answer ~Vanity

    04/22/2013 9:55:46 PM PDT · by GraceG · 14 replies
    One Question I have never gotten a liberal to ever answer is this and it is a simple one: What is the Maximum percentage of Immigration per year that a country can allow and still maintain their dominant culture? They will Refuse to answer this question or they will weasel around it, it is a question like Kryptonite because it deal with hard numbers and they only deal with emotions...
  • Critical Considerations For Immigration Reform

    04/04/2013 5:16:52 PM PDT · by bcafrotc · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2013 | Andy Logar
    Commencing with the earliest settlements, America's eventual rise to superpower status was in no small measure due to the continual flow of gifted, venturesome immigrants coming to her shores with little more than their hopes, dreams, skills, and willingness to apply these to forge a new life for themselves and their families. They thirsted for liberty and economic opportunity while accepting the responsibilities of dealing with the risks and privations that lay ahead, collectively achieving their goals through hard work and perseverance. That was then; this is now. Current immigration policy is not only very costly to the taxpayers, who...
  • (Rino) George W. Bush pushes for more immigration

    12/04/2012 1:03:32 PM PST · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Neil Munro
    Former President George W. Bush ambled back into the spotlight Tuesday to laud legal immigration, a decade after he helped inflate the real-estate bubble to its 2007 peak while trying to boost homeownership among Hispanics. “America is a nation of immigrants. … Immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. … They invigorate our soul,” Bush said at the keynote speech of a one-day symposium on immigration’s role in the economy at the Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute. “Growing up in Texas we have had the honor and privilege of meeting many of the newly arrived,” the former president said. “They...
  • Lewiston, Maine mayor under fire for comment (Somali Muslim immigrants)

    10/07/2012 12:55:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    NECN ^ | September 26, 2012 | Amy Sinclair
    Historically a city of French Canadian immigrants, Lewiston, Maine is now also home to some 6,000 Somalis, including shop owner and father of five Mohamed Heban, who moved to Lewiston in 2002. But in a recent BBC documentary, Lewiston's mayor, Boston native Bob Macdonald, sounded less than welcoming. "When you come here, you accept our culture and leave your culture at the door," he said in the documentary...
  • Why Are the Two Parties Still Celebrating Immigration

    09/17/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 15 replies
    Foster PC ^ | Sept. 6th, 2012 | Howard Foster
    One thing that the two political parties chose to showcase at the national conventions is the so-called American immigration success story. The Republican “keynote” speaker was Sen. Marco Rubio, who defines himself as the son of immigrants. To him the U.S. is a great country because he has thrived here. The implication is that immigration is good, and we need more of it. I found it interesting that he did not expressly say this. He is no doubt aware that immigration is a controversial political topic and that there is merit to the restrictionist point of view. Nevertheless, the Republican...
  • Assimilation, now more than ever

    05/22/2012 5:32:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 22, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    In the most predictable demographic revolution ever, the Census Bureau reported that nonwhite babies now make up a majority of all births. This shift was inevitable as long as the basic architecture of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act remained in place. It ended the old system of per-country quotas and -- together with subsequent liberalizations -- unleashed a flood of immigration from Latin America and Asia. So long as about a million new immigrants entered the country every year, a demographic transformation was assured as a matter of mathematics. By 2010, the immigrant population was 40 million, following the...
  • Texas senator calls man's Spanish-language testimony 'insulting,' tells him to 'speak English'

    06/17/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 92 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/17/11 | CHRISTINE ROBERTS
    A Texas state senator is under fire for telling a man that his Spanish-language testimony was "insulting" during a committee hearing earlier this week. Republican Chris Harris interrupted Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition just minutes into his statement against the Lone Star State's new sanctuary cities bill. The legislation, which was passed by the Senate Wednesday, allows police officers to verify the immigration status of detained suspects. Harris told Aguirre that he "should be speaking in English." "Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?" Harris asked. "Why aren't you speaking in English...
  • English for Immigrants

    05/13/2011 8:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2011 | Linda Chavez
    President Obama invoked immigrant assimilation this week in a speech in El Paso, Texas, praising the notion embodied in the motto E pluribus unum: out of many, one. But it wasn't all that long ago when many liberals eschewed the idea of America as having one language, one culture, and one people. Ironically, it has taken an anti-immigrant backlash to awaken at least some liberals to the dangers of multiculturalism, which they pushed aggressively for decades. It was liberals -- not conservatives -- who originally claimed that today's immigrants couldn't assimilate, or, in their view, shouldn't even try. Liberals insisted...
  • Justice Served in an American-Islamic Honor Killing

    04/16/2011 7:39:09 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    netWMD ^ | April 16, 2011 | Phyllis Chesler
    ... Arizona Judge Roland Steinle has just sentenced Faleh Almaleki to 34˝ years in prison. According to live reporting from the courtroom, the judge noted that Almaleki showed no remorse after the murder, that he did not forgive his daughter, that he did what suited his own purpose. The judge also said this was the hardest case he had to face in his six years on the bench. He found no mitigating factors ... Almaleki followed [his] daughter, whom he had tormented all her life, to a shopping mall, lurked outside, then boldly ran over her precious, lovely body with...
  • Diversity fad is losing ground

    03/09/2011 5:31:30 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 26 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 9, 2011 | Editorial
    How many times have you heard someone — typically, an educator whose brain has been switched off for the moment — say, "Diversity is our strength!" It's not. Belatedly, perhaps too late, Europeans are starting to figure this out. It's not to late for America, however. Leaders of Europe's Big Three powers, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, all have risen up against the multicultural claptrap that is teaming up with a native birth dearth to destroy their culture. Most recently, British Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live...
  • Department of Very Bad Immigration Ideas: 'Every child in the United States should learn Spanish'

    01/08/2011 6:40:44 PM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 11/8/2011 | Stanley Renshon
    Some ideas are so astoundingly bad that it is not only hard to take them seriously, but also to understand how they could be seriously made. Which brings us to Nicholas Kristof's recent column entitled "Primero Hay Que Aprender Espanol, Ranhou Zai Xue Zhongwen," which translates to "First, one must learn Spanish. Then Learn Chinese." ...
  • Barak slams 'wave of racism' in rabbi, rebbetzin letters

    12/30/2010 9:27:32 AM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies · 9+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 29, 2010 | Jonah Mandel
    “This letter,” the women rabbis, from the Israeli Council of Progressive Rabbis, wrote of the rebbetzin’s document, “is a call to exclude the Arab citizen in Israel from workplaces, the cities’ streets and the public sphere.” On the same day as the Reform rabbis’ letter, the Labor Party called to put an end to the “racist sentiments, recently aired in the media.” “The rabbi and rebbetzin letters are part of a wave of racism that is threatening to pull Israeli society into dark and dangerous places,” Labor Party chairman Ehud Barak said in an announcement. “The Labor Party under my...
  • Merkel urges Germans: stand up for Christian values

    11/17/2010 7:30:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2010 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans debating Muslim integration to stand up more for Christian values, saying Monday the country suffered not from "too much Islam" but "too little Christianity." Addressing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, she said she took the current public debate in Germany on Islam and immigration very seriously. As part of this debate, she said last month that multiculturalism there had utterly failed. Some of her conservative allies have gone further, calling for an end to immigration from "foreign cultures" -- a reference to Muslim countries like Turkey -- and more pressure on immigrants...
  • Multiculturism

    10/18/2010 9:17:26 AM PDT · by phobia-dude · 20 replies
    WSJ Page A15 ^ | Oct 18, 2010 | Matt Karnitsching
    Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism in Germany had been a total failure. She said the concept of multiculturalism, long championed by the German left had been discredited. She also said the notion that we would become multiculti, that we would live next to one another and be happy about one another, failed.
  • Kate Smith and Assimilation

    10/13/2010 6:34:07 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 31 replies
    Political Mavens ^ | Oct. 4, 2010
    A recent AP-Univision poll of Hispanics includes a troubling, even stunning, fact: Forty-six percent - a near majority - do NOT wish to change to assimilate into America, roughly defined as learning English, prizing American history and tradition, and respecting U.S. law. This finding should alarm, on every level. First, as Lincoln said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Second, the polling percentage routs any other U.S. group. Third, it contradicts all American historical experience: every large immigrant group has YEARNED to assimilate - until now. Theodore Roosevelt said, "Anyone who calls himself a hyphenated American is not a...
  • Vivian is learning Spanish ... and about soccer

    06/11/2010 10:50:02 AM PDT · by deltaromeo11 · 14 replies · 349+ views
    umc.org ^ | June 10, 2010 | UMTV
    Vivian Cade remembers tension, even violence, when immigrants began settling in this agricultural region of central Florida a few decades ago. Trinity’s congregation was not easily integrated. But, now, Vivian is learning Spanish ... and about soccer.
  • Defending Our Culture

    06/02/2010 9:31:36 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies · 148+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 06-02-10 | Stoutcat
    Let us hope that there are enough of us who still believe that America is the “last best hope of Earth,” who have the burning desire to keep her as such, and the unbreakable will to ensure that she continues to shine.
  • California Racial Attacks on the Increase

    05/22/2010 3:30:01 PM PDT · by foutsc · 10 replies · 641+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 22 May 2010 | Silverfiddle
    Violent racial attacks are occurring... in Alabama?  Arizona?  Whitebread Iowa?  Nope.  In that nut and fruit bowl of diversity, San Francisco. What are the attacks about?  Angry tea partiers beating and shooting minorities?  Arizona cowboys rounding up Mexicans?  White klansmen and neo-nazi Republicans attacking African Americans?  Nope. African Americans attacking Asians Although both groups have suffered discrimination over the decades, the African-American community has been declining here faster than in any other major city, while the Asian-American community has been growing, partly due to immigration. Now almost one in three San Franciscans is of Asian descent, and many have moved...
  • Is it Assimilation or Invasion?

    05/23/2010 2:28:16 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 64 replies · 1,476+ views
    ourcivilisation.com ^ | November 28, 2001 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Some Mexicans use the term "reconquista," which is Spanish for reconquest, to describe their desire to see California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas acquired by Mexico and named the new country of Aztlan. They are teaching their youth that the United States "stole" those areas from Mexico and that they should be "returned."
  • The Joys of Assimilation [Too Hot to Handle!]

    02/08/2010 5:48:41 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 11 replies · 351+ views
    Renew America ^ | 6 February 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    ...In essence, what we need to be doing, culturally, as a nation, is to encourage the assimilation of all of our population to the American norm that made America the greatest nation on earth. Industry, self-reliance, respect for private property, respect for the rule of law, the importance of the traditional family unit, and a respectable moral system are the necessary props that help to maintain the type of capitalistic, individualistic, and prosperous society such as we once were. This is a touchy subject for many, due to the hyper-polarization about race and ethnicity that has been caused by the...
  • Police: Strict Iraqi Father Ran Daughter Down

    10/23/2009 1:07:46 PM PDT · by AuntB · 25 replies · 1,805+ views
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | Fox News
    PEORIA, Ariz. - Peoria police are looking for a father suspected of running down his daughter because she was becoming too "westernized" and was not living according to their traditional Iraqi values. Peoria police say 48-year-old Faleh Hassan Almaleki of Glendale allegedly ran his daughter down Tuesday at an Arizona Department of Economic Security parking lot in Peoria. "When I walked out the door I saw two ladies on the ground, so my first thought was some kind of domestic dispute," says witness Synthia Diaz. The victim, 20-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki of Surprise, is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. A second...
  • Islam's European Conquest: Is America Next?

    08/19/2009 12:16:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 1,035+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2009 | John Griffing
    "Islamic lands that were occupied by the enemies will once again become Islamic...We proclaim that we will conquer Rome, like Constantinople was conquered once, and as it will be conquered again." - Ali Al-Faqir, the Jordanian Minister for Religious Endowment Britain, birthplace of parliamentary democracy, has fallen to Islam. Oxford, once home to the likes of C.S. Lewis, now houses a giant Eastern Islamic Studies Center. If this were the only Islamic addition to Oxford, the mood would be less somber, but when Oxford citizens are forced to awake every morning to the Muslim call to prayer with the full...
  • Make Way For the New Europeans

    08/10/2009 8:31:56 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 1,171+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2009 | Claire Berlinski
    "REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN EUROPE: Immigration, Islam, and the West," by Christopher Caldwell "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe" -- an allusion to Burke -- is the latest...treating the conflict between post-Christian Europe and a resurgent Islam. Christopher Caldwell...makes arguments that have been made elsewhere: Mass immigration has changed Europe's demography and is rapidly changing its culture. Many immigrants to Europe have failed to assimilate; many retain or have developed an Islamic identity antithetical to liberal European values. But Caldwell makes these arguments unusually well...In 1968, Britain's Shadow Defense Secretary, Enoch Powell, described Britain's immigration policy as "mad, literally...
  • Shattering Myths About Immigrants (Results from a new study on how fast newcomers assimilate)

    07/29/2009 10:05:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1,348+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/29/2009 | Ruben Navarrette Jr
    While truth can shine a light, it usually takes lies to generate heat. Take the immigration debate, which is about to get underway again. President Obama has said that he intends to pursue comprehensive immigration reform. And recently, New York Senator Chuck Schumer said that he planned to have a bill written by Labor Day. We can expect six to eight months of spirited debate before Spring 2010, at which point Congress will either have passed the bill or defeated it. Whenever we talk about immigration, much of the heat that is generated comes from myths and assumptions masquerading as...
  • Dwell Alone

    07/02/2009 7:34:01 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies · 265+ views
    "It is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations." (From this week's Torah portion, Balak, Numbers 23:9) Currently, Israel's very essence is its unrequited ambition to be reckoned among the nations. Official Israel does all in its power to be "normal -" in other words, to be like the nations of the world. Israel yearns to be accepted, to "belong," to enjoy the patronage of the nations. It will settle for almost anything. As long as it will not have to dwell alone. Jewish home in outpost. Sign says "G-d is King." But...
  • Those nice Vikings did a lot for us - and it wasn’t all pillaging[UK]

    03/13/2009 10:24:11 AM PDT · by BGHater · 55 replies · 1,277+ views
    Times Online ^ | 13 Mar 2008 | Ben Hoyle
    From the moment that they ransacked a remote priory at Lindisfarne in 793, the Vikings have had a bad press. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle’s entry for the year says that the raiders made “lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island, by rapine and slaughter”, fixing the popular image of the Vikings for the next 1,200 years. New evidence suggests that many of the Norse invaders were in fact model immigrants. Historians will try to redress the balance today at a conference at the University of Cambridge and show that the Vikings who settled in Britain and Ireland were technologically...
  • Blackness: What It Is(n't)

    01/12/2009 4:55:33 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 19 replies · 522+ views
    The Signal ^ | 1/12/09 | Brian Charles
    Editor's note: Third in a series as The Signal's Brian Charles prepares to travel to Washington, D.C., to cover the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. I'm 6 feet 6 inches tall. I can't dunk a basketball. In fact, I'm a horrible basketball player, a worse dancer, and to at least one white American, I am "less black" than she is. The notion that blackness, whatever that is, is confined to a cultural space crowded with crossover dribbles, slang and the latest dance craze is - well, crazy. But blackness, at least mine, is continually questioned by black and white alike....
  • OUT OF MANY, MANY?

    12/24/2008 12:30:02 AM PST · by andrew roman · 4 replies · 409+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 24 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    From the "Buried on Page Eighty-Five of the Newspaper" file ...Mark Krikorian at National Review.com has posted a link to a story that has probably gotten as much attention as the Oil For Food scandal, or any American victories in the War Against Islamo-fascists.It's one of those "no no" articles that go beyond shopworn political incorrectness and actually begins to probe the dark recesses of genuine xenophobia.At least, that's how the Left will see it.It's not often in this day of obnoxious multiculturalism and moral equivalence that a story about the need - yes, need - to "Americanize" immigrants...
  • Swedes Cool Towards Ethnic Diversity

    10/25/2008 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 33 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Local ^ | October 24, 2008 | David Landes
    "Greater numbers of Swedes are expressing hostility towards ethnic diversity, according to a new study. According to the annual diversity barometer carried out by researchers at Uppsala University, the percentage of the Swedish population with extremely negative attitudes toward ethnic diversity has increased by 50 percent since 2005. “The extremely negative attitudes are increasing, and we believe it’s in line with what’s happening in Europe. It’s not only older, but also younger who are negative,” said Orlando Mella, a sociology professor from Uppsala University, to the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper."
  • Gigantic mobile super city to make the whole world become China (China's Borg Collective)

    09/17/2008 7:25:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 236+ views
    Pravda ^ | 09/17/08
    Gigantic mobile super city to make the whole world become China 17.09.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru URL: http://english.pravda.ru/science/tech/106379-superstar-0 The city of the future aims skyward in a new incredible concept designed by the Chinese company MAD Architects. The city, dubbed as The Superstar, will have a completely self-sufficient structure and will be capable of producing all necessary energy and raw materials by means of processing its own wastes. Designed as a future renovation of the contemporary Chinatown, The Superstar will be traveling over the world providing other ground-based cities with electric power, commercial and cultural activities, InFuture.ru website reports. The city, which...
  • Somalians 'won't integrate' (Norway)

    08/26/2008 6:33:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 178+ views
    Aften Post ^ | 8-25-08 | Olga Stokke
    Somalian woman who came to Norway more than 10 years ago is harshly criticizing her fellow Somalian immigrants and Norwegian authorities. In a new book, she claims Somalians themselves don't want to integrate into Norwegian society, and that Norwegian welfare programs make it easy for them to remain isolated. A Somalian immigrant in Oslo is blasting her fellow Somalians for resisting integration. The Norwegian welfare system lets them get away with it, she claims. She claims that resistance to integration is widespread especially among Somalian men, who fear losing their culture and religion. Many are afraid of Norwegians and view...
  • Dispatch from the trenches of Jewish continuity

    08/19/2008 3:39:13 PM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 115+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 19, 2008 | Haviv Rettig
    It is hard to imagine a Jewish gathering more unassuming and humble, yet more strategically critical for Jewish communal life, than the Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education that took place last week in rainy Vermont. Some 230,000 American children receive their primary Jewish experiences in supplementary schools, or Hebrew schools, each week, at the same time connecting perhaps 460,000 parents to the synagogue and community. For the those who teach in these Hebrew schools - the interface between so many weakly-affiliated Jews and the organized community - CAJE is the sole major professional development conference. As American Jewry splits...
  • Letter from Tyson Foods

    08/08/2008 8:00:39 AM PDT · by bboop · 18 replies · 346+ views
    email from Tyson Foods ^ | 8.08.08 | Tyson Foods PR
    Labor Day Reinstated as Paid Holiday at Shelbyville, TN, Plant Tyson Foods Requested Change from Union ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Springdale, Arkansas - August 8, 2008 - Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today it has reached a new agreement with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an American union, reinstating Labor Day as one of the designated paid holidays under the contract for covered employees in the Shelbyville, Tennessee, plant. Tyson made this request on behalf of its Shelbyville plant employees, some of whom had expressed concern about the new contract provisions relative to paid holidays. In an effort to be responsive,...
  • Tyson replaces Labor Day with Muslim Eid al-Fitr

    08/03/2008 8:59:37 PM PDT · by Paige · 14 replies · 372+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 2, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Food workers at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant for Tyson Foods, which boasts on its corporate website that it strives "to honor God," will have time off for Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday closing the month of Ramadan, instead of the American tradition Labor Day. Officials with the company told WND the labor union representing the 1,200 plant workers, including about 700 immigrants from Somalia who largely are Muslim, sought the holiday change in the new five-year contract, and the company agreed.
  • Dearborn McDonald's sued by 2 Muslim women

    07/25/2008 5:33:37 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 85 replies · 342+ views
    07/25/08 | Gregg Krupa / The Detroit News
    link only per rules: http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080725/METRO/807250385/1409/METRO
  • The Unspeakable Peril For Latinos

    07/11/2008 10:31:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 154+ views
    nypost.com ^ | July 11, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    John McCain and Barack Obama both gave speeches at the League of United Latin American Citizens convention in Wash ington - and in the 4,600 words they spoke between them didn't mention assimilation once. Never mind that assimilation is the key to the historic success of American immigration. We all know how it classically works: An immigrant group comes to the US with low levels of education and income, living in ethnic enclaves and clinging to its original culture; then, its children improve their socio-economic lot, and the children-of-the-children get even further ahead, until they are all doctors and lawyers...
  • One Nation No More?

    07/03/2008 5:44:02 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 31 replies · 122+ views
    RCP ^ | July 3rd, 2008 | David Broder
    WASHINGTON -- Just in time for Independence Day, a conservative think tank has delivered a controversial report questioning whether America's national identity is eroding under the pressure of population diversity and educational slackness. The threat outlined by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in its report, "E Pluribus Unum" strikes me as a bit exaggerated. But at a time when Barack Obama and John McCain find themselves debating the "patriotism issue," having a coherent discussion of this matter -- and this short pamphlet is admirably written and well-researched -- is a useful contribution. The takeoff point for the argument is...
  • A Confusion of Tongues

    05/26/2008 3:34:33 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 99+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2008 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Acting recently as an expert witness in a murder trial, I became aware of a small legal problem caused by the increasingly multicultural nature of our society. According to English law, a man is guilty of murder if he kills someone with the intention either to kill or to injure seriously. But he is guilty of the lesser crime of manslaughter if he has been sufficiently provoked or if his state of mind at the time was abnormal enough to reduce his responsibility. The legal test here is a comparison with the supposedly ordinary man—the man on the Clapham omnibus,...
  • The Assimilation Factor

    05/13/2008 5:04:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 81+ views
    NY Sun ^ | May 13, 2008 | HOWARD HUSOCK
    Public concern about the impact of new immigration on America has reached a pitch not seen since the early 20th century. Americans have experienced an immigration surge unprecedented in their lifetimes. This is an unsurprising coincidence in light of the fact that our immigrant population of 37 million is, in absolute numbers, greater than it has been at any time in our history. It’s nearly as large a percentage, 12.5%, of the population as it was at its historic peak at 14.5% in 1890. Today, there are more immigrants from Mexico than there were foreign-born residents from all countries in...
  • Cheap Tomatoes And Cheap Labor - The Fallacy

    05/12/2008 1:56:41 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 18 replies · 253+ views
    All over the internet ^ | 2008 | California school teacher
    Cheap Tomatoes And Cheap Labor CHEAP TOMATOES? This should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent. From a California school teacher - - - 'As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of: I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower social economic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens , Huntington Park , etc.,...
  • Pa. judge sentences 3 men to learn English or go to jail [earn their GEDs and get full-time jobs....

    03/27/2008 11:38:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 663+ views
    Pa. judge sentences 3 men to learn English or go to jail The Associated Press WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - An eastern Pennsylvania judge known for creative sentencing has ordered three men to learn English or go to jail. Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. said the men, who faced prison for criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, can remain on parole if they learn to read and write English, earn their GEDs and get full-time jobs. Olszewski noted that the three men, Luis Reyes, Ricardo Dominguez and Rafael Guzman-Mateo, plus a fourth defendant, Kelvin Reyes-Rosario, all needed translators in court when...
  • New initiative aims to stop ‘hate speech’

    03/21/2008 4:26:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies · 972+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | March 21, 2008 | Karen Lee Ziner
    PROVIDENCE — A new initiative borne of a recent incident between a Providence storeowner and two Spanish-speaking customers is asking all Rhode Islanders to help stop hate speech and violence directed at “immigrants and communities of color.” The “We Can Stop the Hate” campaign was announced at the University of Rhode Island’s downtown campus, a week after published reports about a March 1 encounter between two Dominican natives who are also U.S. citizens, and David C. Richardson, owner of Rhode Island Refrigeration. The incident provoked accusations against Richardson of racial profiling and committing a hate crime. The “stop the hate”...