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Assimilation's Pros and Cons

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Lucy Salinas

on 9 December 2015

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General Meaning
Assimilation is the adjusting/merging of traits to fit in with people around us. Assimilation is very common these days.

Assimilation has 3 generalizations:
Assimilation is a process.
Assimilation has positive and negative results.
Assimilation can be forced or a choice.
Affecting Others
People assimilate due to many factors, like family/friends, education, race, gender, community and surrondings. Others might react with happiness, anger, or not react at all. The person assimilating might feel good by being accepted, feel terrible that they change, or just not care at all. Assimilation affects their lives a lot because they might make life-changing choices based on other's descisions or suggestions.
2015 Teens Assimilate
Many teenagers in the year 2015 assimilate, and it is very common. Bullying and wanting to fit in/being normal are main factors of teenagers assimilating. Teenagers today assimilate by changing what they wear, what they eat, how they act, and their interests. Overall, assimilation causes teenagers to lose their personality.
My Own Assimilation - The Process
I assimilated by the following process:
1. Decision: First, I accepted the fact that I wanted to change.
2. Weigh: Next, I weighed the benefits and consiquences.
3. Change: Then, I changed my choices.
4. Acceptance: It now went with my regular routine.

Everyone has a different process, so it varies per person.
My Own Assimilation - Pros and Cons
My assimilation has had positive and negative results. Some positive results in that some people accepted my descisions, and I feel more secure. However, I don't feel like myself, but it's hard to cut back the habit.
Connections -
Things Fall Apart
In Things Fall Apart, there are missionaries that arrive to Okwonko's village who want them to convert to Christianity. In this case, Okwonko doesn't want to assimilate; he wants to keep his African religion. He believes that the Igbo people shouldn't convert.
Assimilation in my Family
My family has assimilated over the years in America. For example, they now speak English, and although they still speak Spanish, they have gotten used to their children speak English. Plus, some go to school, and they had adjusted the differences. They have even assimilated like some people in stuff from food from fashion, but they still display a lot from their life in Mexico.
My Own Assimilation - Choices
I assimilated by a mix of choosing and be forced to. Some of my assimilation has been because people criticize me, so I assimilated to please them. Some have been my own choices because I thought it was time for a change.
Assimilation Around Us
By Lucero Salinas
Connections -
A Raisin in the Sun
Assimilation is a big topic in
A Raisin in the Sun
. The Youngers are an African-American family who have grown up in America and act like Americans. Some Africans criticize them for "assimilating and losing their heritage."
A great diversity of people have assimilated to be like those around them.
This photo shows that the people who live their want everyone to be like them, or assimilate.
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