Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Leave Your Name at the Border

Read my friend Manuel's Op-Ed piece in The New York Times: Click here.

Among other things, he writes:

The corrosive effect of assimilation is the displacement of one culture over another, the inability to sustain more than one way of being. It isn’t a code word for racial and ethnic acculturation only. It applies to needing and wanting to belong, of seeing from the outside and wondering how to get in and then, once inside, realizing there are always those still on the fringe.

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