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  • Proud to be an American

    03/23/2015 9:54:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/15 | David Coughlin
    The American Dream is still alive and well, a beacon of freedom, and will always attract new immigrants to be future productive citizens. I am proud to be an American, and proud of this nation’s history, culture, and accomplishments! America is a melting pot of immigrants who brought rich heritages to our shores, became immersed in American culture, and worked hard to achieve the American Dream. My first ancestor came to this continent ten generations ago, and the arrival of my most recent ancestor was four generations ago, so I consider myself an American-American! As far as I am concerned,...
  • 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.
  • Derrick Bell and Eric Holder's 'Nation of Cowards'

    03/09/2012 9:40:42 PM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 3/9/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The revelation of the relationship between President Barack Obama and the late Critical Race Theory professor Derrick Bell sheds light not only on Obama’s past beliefs, but his present governing philosophy, particularly at the Department of Justice. It is interesting, for example, to reconsider Attorney General Eric Holder’s incendiary statement in 2009 that America is a “nation of cowards” with a view towards the influence of Bell’s ideas on Obama's cohort of left-wing legal minds. In his speech, Holder expressed a brazen skepticism of the concept of America as a “melting pot,” seeing that as a form of self-deception. Despite...
  • Making Americans

    11/23/2011 7:32:34 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/23/2011 | Jeff Jacoby
    With our music teacher, Mrs. Feigenbaum, at the piano playing the melody -- the Toreador's Song from the opera Carmen -- and the lyrics handed out to us on mimeographed pages, my 4th-grade classmates and I practiced one of the songs we were learning for our school's Thanksgiving assembly: Thanksgiving Day comes once each year Our president proclaims it far and near. Thankful for the bounty of our land, The harvest that makes this nation grand, Bestowed us from above, God bless this land, This precious land we love. I was a student at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, a...
  • Cuero, TX: One very important detail still missing from family's rags-to-riches success story

    08/04/2011 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Cuero Record, Texas | June 28, 2011 | COY SLAVIK
    The only chapter missing from Pradipkumar Vora’s “American Dream” is the one with the happy ending. In just four years, Vora has gone from providing room service to pay for his rent at the Wildflower Inn to owning the same Cuero motel. Vora is now capitalizing on the oil and gas boom by constructing an RV park behind the Wildflower Inn and has plans to build a Taco Bell restaurant nearby on Esplanade. But despite being one of the most successful buesinessmen in Cuero, Vora, along with his wife, Kokila, are far from content. Overcoming tragedy Vora was raised in Mumbai,...
  • With limited proficiency in Spanish, [San Antonio Mayor] Castro heads to Mexico

    07/28/2011 5:52:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | July 27, 2011 | Scott Stroud
    When Mayor Julián Castro visits Mexico next month, it will come as no surprise to see his chief of staff, Robbie Greenblum, close at hand. Greenblum has earned the mayor's trust, but there might be another reason to have him nearby: He speaks fluent Spanish; Castro does not. The mayor, who has taken informal Spanish lessons while in office and understands most of what he hears, represents a generation of Latino elected officials whose parents were discouraged from speaking Spanish in school. Many didn't master it themselves. In Mexican diplomatic circles, Castro's limitations shouldn't hinder him. Many of those he'll...
  • Lawmakers seek new immigration museum in DC (call for "melting pot museum" study)

    07/07/2011 7:57:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/7/11 | Brett Zongker - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of Congress called Thursday for a presidential commission to study the formation of a "melting pot museum" in Washington to tell the history of immigration and migration that formed the nation. Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran introduced legislation Thursday that calls for studying the creation of a National Museum of the American People without any federal taxpayer funds. The bill had 11 other co-sponsors. "The people of the United States do not have a comprehensive and accurate picture of all the peoples who created and continue to build the nation," the bill says.
  • Tonight On American Idol:Were Wild Card Picks Based Soley On Race? Some Of The Best Weren't Chosen.

    03/03/2011 7:38:04 PM PST · by JohnThune2012 · 56 replies
    For those of you who watched IDOL this evening,were you shocked on who the final ten were?,and then even more shocked on who were picked for the three wild card spots? It was bad enough that two of the best female singers didn't make the top then,and then to add insult to injury,Randy,Jenifer&Steve chose the two black female singers of whom were the least impressive of the six wild card contestants. It was so obvious that the judges were more concerned that they would of been declared racists if they didn't have at least one black female singer amongst the...
  • Mixing it up: Multiracialism redefines Asian American identity

    02/11/2011 11:22:35 PM PST · by thecodont · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Friday, February 11, 2011 | By Jeff Yang, Special to SF Gate
    How the mainstreaming of multiracialism is forcing a more fluid definition of Asian American identity Like many immigrants, my parents see identity as a bucket. My mother and father had come to America carefully bearing a pail of old-world traditions, cherished customs, shining morals and rock-ribbed ethics; they'd worked hard and sacrificed greatly to give me and my sister the things they never had. And then, they handed us the bucket -- knowing that in the transfer, a little bit of culture would inevitably slosh out over the side. They look at my kids now, downloading apps, watching "Spongebob," singing...
  • 9/11 Meltdown! (parody)

    09/11/2010 7:55:22 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 6 replies
    WebToday ^ | 9-11-10 | Victor DuBois
    PARODY-- Thousands of disenchanted terrorists stand silent as they watch an Al Jazeera live broadcast of the small Florida church congregation burning crayons. The whole world takes a big sigh of relief as a big misunderstanding is clarified. It seems that after all, the pastor of the Dove Church in Florida actually said they were going to burn "Crayons". (wishful thinking) A positive symbolic gesture of diversity is demonstrated as the colors all melt together like the peaceful way Americans live together, reminiscent of the original 'melting pot' of mainly European immigrants that formed the early United States of America....
  • Interracial marriage still rising, but not as fast

    05/27/2010 9:15:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 1,498+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-05-26 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting pot or racial divide? The growth of interracial marriages is slowing among U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians. Still, blacks are substantially more likely than before to marry whites. The number of interracial marriages in the U.S. has risen 20 percent since 2000 to about 4.5 million, according to the latest census figures. While still growing, that number is a marked drop-off from the 65 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. About 8 percent of U.S. marriages are mixed-race, up from 7 percent in 2000.
  • Single black women being urged to date outside race

    03/14/2010 4:14:33 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 120 replies · 3,891+ views
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | DeNeen L. Brown
    So many black women are single, she says, because they are stuck in the groove of a one-track song: sitting alone, waiting for that one "good" black man to come along and sweep them off their feet. Waiting. Talking to girlfriends. Waiting. Going out alone. Waiting. Going to work. Waiting. Waiting for a "good" black man, with the same education level to marry them. Waiting. Even when they know the odds are stacked against them. Single black women with college degrees outnumber single black men with college degrees almost 3 to 1 in major urban areas such as Washington, according...
  • UN/Left employing age-old technique to dominate America

    03/30/2009 8:19:52 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 4 replies · 526+ views
    me | 30 Mar 09 | me
    Of all this week's news, this is the only life-changing thing I've seen: "Somali Muslims Changing Small Town" (direct) From the (mainly sympathetic) article: Immigrants are chosen from UN refugee camps. The selected refugees then undergo a few days of cultural orientation and are soon on their way to America. Like me, you probably assumed that the one redeeming feature of such "refugees" was that at least they possessed the industriousness to try and make it to America; that at least they had enough of a personal desire to come to America, to try and get to America by themselves....
  • 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."
  • Once a migrant worker, today he’s a brain surgeon

    07/23/2008 4:57:40 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 30 replies · 393+ views
    TODAY.MSNBC.MSN.COM ^ | 7-23-2008 | Bob Dotson
    “Dr. Q” has a theory about how to cure cancer that he can’t wait to tell me. I look around at his lab assistants, their faces a rainbow of colors — intense, smart, listening. Their parents come from many parts of the world. Dr. Q has chosen them to test his theory: that a team of scientists from a diversity of backgrounds might find a cure for cancer more quickly, because each would see the problem differently. The lab at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore we’re all gathered in belongs to Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa — “Dr. Q.” He is...
  • Bradley Project Report, 'E Pluribus Unum' - Calls for Dialogue on America's National Identity

    06/08/2008 11:52:44 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 17 replies · 1,489+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | June 3, 2008 | Anon
    The Bradley Project Releases Its Report, 'E Pluribus Unum' - Calls for National Dialogue on America's National Identity http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-03-2008/0004825455&EDATE= http://tinyurl.com/6jrswk Report Finds That America is Facing an Identity Crisis and is in Danger of Becoming Not "From Many, One" - E Pluribus Unum - But Its Opposite, "From One, Many" June 3, 2008 PR Newswire (press release), NY Sixty-Three Percent of Americans Believe Our National Identity is Weakening, and One in Four Believe the Nation is So Divided That a Common National Identity is Not Possible WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bradley Project on America's National Identity today released...
  • The end of multiculturalism

    02/26/2008 2:39:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 123+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 26, 2008 | Lawrence E. Harrison
    The US must be a melting pot – not a salad bowl. Future generations may look back on Iraq and immigration as the two great disasters of the Bush presidency. Ironically, for a conservative administration, both of these policy initiatives were rooted in a multicultural view of the world. Since the 1960s, multiculturalism has become a dominant feature of the political and intellectual landscape of the West. But multiculturalism rests on a frail foundation: cultural relativism, the notion that no culture is better or worse than any other – it is merely different. When it comes to democratic continuity, social...
  • Values added

    12/06/2007 9:48:58 AM PST · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 205+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | December 6, 2007 10:00 AM | Liam Byrne
    We can all benefit from immigration, but the deal is not unconditional - incomers must subscribe to the British 'rules of the game' Now, the challenge for Labour, which we are addressing, is that around the world, it is not the left but the right that's seizing this debate. The conservative argument is simple: shared values, argue the neocons, are best preserved in tradition. And tradition is best pickled in "traditional institutions". So, roll back the state and let what de Tocqueville called "the art of association" flourish. But the right is wrong. Traditional institutions alone are just not enough...
  • Peter Schrag: Mestizaje: Making our racial categories obsolete

    11/28/2007 10:46:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 51+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/28/7 | Peter Schrag
    As Ward Connerly prepares initiatives to abolish race-based affirmative action in five more states, New America Foundation fellow Gregory Rodriguez, no fan of Connerly's movement, has published an eye-opening book that nonetheless reinforces deep questions about the nation's racial assumptions and categories. Connerly is the Sacramento businessman and ex-regent of the University of California who drove the successful campaigns overturning race-based preference policies in public education, employment and contracting in California, Washington and Michigan. He's now planning similar campaigns in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Connerly's most notable failure was the overwhelming defeat of California's Proposition 54 in 2003,...
  • Two Prominent Liberals Change Their Minds

    08/18/2007 9:19:50 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 221+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/18/07 | Purple Mountains
    Georgie Anne Geyer is a widely respected and well-known liberal columnist whose articles focus on foreign affairs issues and appear in approximately 120 newspapers in North and Latin America. She is the author of several books, including a biography of Fidel Castro. Ms. Geyer devotes much of her attention to criticizing conservative presidents – particularly with respect to their Central American and South American policies. My regular readers are well aware that I devote this weblog often to the dangers multiculturalism poses to the future of the United States and to its role as a beneficent, functioning republic – the...