Assimilation in Sociology:
Assimilation is the process whereby persons and groups acquire the culture of other group in which they come to live, by adopting its attitudes and values, its patterns of thinking and behaving—in short, its way of life. (1)
Freddie Roosevelt’s letter prior to his death.
“We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an
American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.
But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”
I do agree that if one intends to live in another country than one should learn that language – this – from one who was bone lazy and had no interest in doing so – until I mastered a few words – they smiled.
Mastered a few more and we laughed.
It is a pity that more languages are not mandatory through primary schools – just shows you the ignorance of those that set the curriculum.
Children have the ability to learn languages quicker than Math.