Diversity Is Essential To America's Identity

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“If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity” – John F. Kennedy. Instead of ending all differences, America and the world are doing their best to embrace diversity rather than conformity. In today’s society, the United States of America is moving toward a new standard in which diversity and individuality are encourages as more than uniformity and conformity. As immigrants, such as Asians, African Americans, Mexicans, and those from other countries come to America, they can choose to express their individuality based on their cultures. While some people believe that immigrants must assimilate when they come to America, it can be argued that American is based on diversity and diversity is essential to America’s identity. …show more content…
In Act II of the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the scene explores African heritage in modern culture. In the play, Beneatha is dressed in African clothes for a date with George. Beneatha is embracing her African culture. Beneatha tells Ruth, “I hate assimilationist Negros!” Beneatha defined assimilation as “someone who is willing to give up his own culture and submerge himself into the dominant, and in this case oppressive culture.” A person chose to embrace her culture and diversity. Although some people may believe that they must assimilate, America embraces diversity and allows people to show their own, unique