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assimilationism

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A policy of furthering cultural or racial assimilation.

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  • n. The policy or practice of the assimilation of immigrant or other minority cultures into a mainstream culture.

Etymologies

From assimilation +‎ -ism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I do not myself believe that a policy of treating Indians as men and citizens just like anyone else is in some way a neo-colonialist plot, though it may have other drawbacks; but the Peruvian policy cannot be adequately described as assimilationism in this sense.

    Peruvian

  • Deakin University Associate Professor Dr Rohan Bastin says Australia has a strong sentiment of 'assimilationism', where immigrants are expected to become part of a 'mainstream Australia'.

    Fight dem back!

  • In addition, his notion of belonging to the imagined community of Canada in various ways versus a narrow patriotism is well worth exploring: in it, perhaps, we can see the end of formulaic multiculturalism on one hand, and ruthless assimilationism on the other.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Here Aguilar substantially rejected assimilationism and called English Christians to more stringent account than she had ever done before.

    Grace Aguilar.

  • My impression is rather that they have been fairly gung-ho on the assimilationism of third-world immigrants, but have largely failed as in all of Europe in that goal.

    Are Low-Skilled Americans the Master Race?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • It closes off questions about the ethics of, for example, governmental assimilationism as evident in political policies such as "citizenship classes", by excluding this from the process of assimilation.

    More on Cultural Appropriation

  • I was into the X-men from the start, and at that age I didn't know why until much later in life; but it all clicked for me; assimilationism vs. self-determinationism, families made up from marginalization and growing strong by fighting for their liberation.

    Time to Get Back to the Movie House! (Thoughts on Some Movie Trailers)

  • No surprises there—after Old Boilers and Old Men was solicited and considered for recitation on NPR but ultimately rejected because, "We already have David Sedaris; one Greek-American is enough", none of NPR's assimilationism shocks me.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • On the other hand, it is silly to deny that jewish anti-assimilationism has a large dosis of cultural and even biological racism.

    i have to conclude israel isn’t worth it

  • Unless somebody takes an explicit stance, and this hardly ever happens among jews, I simply cannot tell when non-assimilationism is biological racism, tribalism or national chauvinism. niqnaq says:

    i have to conclude israel isn’t worth it

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