Many people in America want to assimilate to the U.S. because they think that being American is a better option. People such as the Italians in the 1870s tried to assimilate in order to become an American to not become an enemy in the U.S. Also, the Mexicans today are constantly coming to the U.S. to have a better life because they know being American is the best solution for their problems at home. What assimilation mean is when a person leaves one’s own culture to join a different culture the person wants to be. For the purpose of this essay, an American is a person who has commitment to succeed in what one wants, able to speak english, to love the pop culture in the U.S. at the time one is living such as the hit songs, games, T.V. shows, etc. but not to other cultures, and be a citizen in America. People throughout history must assimilate to become a true American
In the past, a person that wants to be American must get rid of their own culture to become assimilated. My ...view middle of the document...
S. She doesn’t need to be born in the U.S to be called American but she did what an American would do. Another way of assimilation is demonstrated in the Italophobia article where “Discard [their] old country loyalties and [their] enemy will be left without a target”. People must forget their old culture to learn the American way to not be an outsider by the Americans at that time. The Italians must know english and succeed in America in order for them to be call an American.
People still today must assimilate to become a true American. For example, Manhattan Institute’s report on quantitative assimilation says that people with a higher education will more likely assimilate to America. This is the path for the people that have a higher education to succeed in America, which will likely make the people to be American. Another reason is, in the same source, people that want to join to the U.S. military will likely assimilate. Those people that want to serve to the military might want to be a citizen in America and succeed in America, and those reason will make them to be American.
Some people would say that people these days don't have to assimilate to the American culture to be American. These people said no one needs to learn english, but english is the basics for being american. For example, my mother was very successful in her job because she was able to speak english to at least be able to get the job. The opponents would also say that people can’t assimilate to the American culture because it is not a culture in the first place, but there is an American culture. It’s just what I mention before that those requirements is what need in a person. My other cousin Kevin, for example, is a citizen of the U.S. that loves the pop culture since he was born and is able to speak english.
One must do assimilate in order to be called American. Being American is a better choice for people to follow because it can really make people be all in one family. This idea of assimilation can really make people in America to become a bigger bond between others. People will assimilate to the American culture because it is a very dominant culture in the U.S. for people to assimilate to. Many new generations of people will want to assimilate to the new America because people will love to be an American instead of their own culture.