Ethnic Enclaves Why is the study of ethnic enclaves important? There are ethnic enclaves and then there are ghettos, but the line that separates them is very blurry. Ethnic enclaves can be seen as beneficial to immigrants but there are also patterns that show that immigrants are facing discrimination that inhibits their ability to move outside of these neighborhoods. Chinese and Cuban immigrants, both part of a new wave of immigration faced by the United States, face a unique immigration experience which affects how well they get along in the United States. According to the structural-functional perspective concerning the motion that instills that all immigrants should speak English and that bilingual education in the public schools should be discontinued, they said that forcing all immigrants to speak English is unfair. They said that those who support requiring immigrants to speak English worry that, if they don’t, newcomers will prefer to live in linguistic ghettos with others who speak their native tongue, refusing to participate in mainstream English speaking society. They also fear that immigrants will come to the United States and enjoy its benefits without learning English and becoming productive. Structural-functional theorists argue that America was founded on the principle of fairness, of giving everyone a chance to make his or her own way in life, and not on language skills. They said that immigrants who have fulfilled all the other requirements such as good moral character and so on should like the ancestors of everyone in this country be allowed to express their cultural heritage freely. Structural-functional theorists also argued that present and past American society has being multicultural. They said that, the newly formed American colonies, a diverse selection of languages were spoken in business, family life and in the teaching of school children. They said that, the articles of confederation for instance, were printed in English and German. In Colonial Pennsylvania, German speaking immigrants made up about one third of the population, in that they printed newspapers in German, conducted their businesses in German, educated their children in German. They argued that in the colonies, the different ethnic groups freely used their languages to communicate in daily affairs. They said that newspapers were printed in several languages and were distributed in all territories. They equally argued that long before English speakers arrived in what is now the United States, Spanish speakers were conducting their businesses in Spanish and schools were set up in New York City that taught immigrant children in Italian and German. Also documents were routinely published in different languages to assist the immigrants. The United States government also created the foreign language division of the bureau of publicity of the treasury department, which routinely printed publications, pamphlets, newspapers and news releases in numerous languages. The United States food administration regularly published forms in different languages as well. The above mentioned examples by the structural-functional theorists suggested that immigrants have every right to speak their native language and should not be held in bondage to display their cultural heritage. Conflict theorists argue that bilingualism created failure, mental confusion and damaged the psychological well-being of immigrants and that lower intelligence caused the failure of immigrants to acquire English. They argue that it makes sense that immigrants should speak only English because it is the only language spoken in the United States by the natives and also they pointed out, if there was an accident to an immigrant and he or she needed help and didn’t get it because they speak the native language. The conflict theorists claimed that there are many reasons why immigrants need to learn English language; they claimed that it is not for assimilation
In addition, Wu’s findings indicated that “in 1981, Canada had only six ethnic enclaves...Now there are more than 260 such enclaves” (Todd, 2010). The statistic demonstrates how cultural enclaves are very much a reality today. Cultural enclaves have grown exponentially in less than thirty years, and it seems they will likely continue to grow until cultural conflict greatly, not allowing people to feel comfortable living in an environment with a variety of cultures.…
The Ethiopian enclave is made possible only in areas that are not declared by other racial or other groups. The authors that conducted the study and researched Washington D.C. and Los Angeles focused on both of these cites because they both have the highest number of Ethiopian immigrants. The authors found that Los Angeles had only 3% of Ethiopian natives, while Washington D.C. had 22%.…
The ethnic enclave is not an ethnic neighborhood. It is primarily focused on ethnic economic activity. The professional and entrepreneurial skilled immigrants have a larger degree of mobility in the mainstream American economy. Ownership and self-employment, firms cannot grow too…
In trying to make this topic about class issues I feel I have done so on the ethnic part at least, but to bring it to the idea of women’s issues one must look deeper at the root of the problem of political games and realize that the demographic of women are still not looked at in the political aspirations of our leaders. So times have not changed so much since the 60’s for the blacks or the 70’s for the…
forces that tend to divide a country such as internal religious,
linguistic, ethnic, or ideological differences
forces that tend to unify a countrysuch as widespread commitment
to a national cultures shared ideological objectives, and a common faith
rule by an autonomous power per a subordinate and
alien people and place.…
They all gathered together and divided up the African Continent NOT based on the geographical or historical lines of different ethnic groups: but based on specific interest by specific European states.
• George Goldie’s Royal Niger Company
1. Conducting commerce along the Niger river.
2. The idea of commerce was montalethic
• Frederick Lugard’s “Dual Mandate”
Unit 2 Test
[Industrialization through Progressive Era]
Why did people in America migrate from the rural areas to urban areas?
Mechanized farming machines created less need of people to work on the farms, so less pay and demand for workers. People then moved to the city in search of high wages and jobs.
What was Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, about?
The book exposed unsanitary conditions of The Meat packing industry in Chicago. The novel depicted the poor quality of food preparation…
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Discrimination is defined as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Discrimination has been around ever since the 1800’s and still exists today.
The term Native Americans “refers to the hundreds of societies including Aletus, Cherokee, Zuni, Sioux, Mohawk, Aztec, and Inca. After the Revolutionary War, the U.S. government adopted a pluralistic approach…