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To: drhogan; Cacique
there are many, many hispanics in the new york area who have assimilated and are as american as anybody else.

Well, the Puerto Ricans who came here after WWII assimilated into American ghetto culture and tend to speak black English rather than Spanish. We have a huge wave of Mexicans in the city that most New Yorkers ignore, with the exception of the dwindling contingent of lower middle class white people who live on Staten Island or SW Brooklyn. Upper/middle class South and Central Americans tend to go out to suburbia at a faster rate and assimilate quite well. It depends on the origin of the sending country and the social class of the people before they come here.

28 posted on 02/24/2004 5:23:49 PM PST by Clemenza (I am a sick man...I am an unattractive man...I am an ANGRY man --- Doestoyevsky)
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To: Clemenza
i agree with you, especially in regard to social class. i have met some upper class mexicans and they are very nice people. not necessarily assimilated, but they are excellent citizens.
35 posted on 02/24/2004 11:57:03 PM PST by drhogan
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