Discrimination And Immigration Discrimination

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In a world filled with multiple cultural identities and differences, little is known as to why a survey of racial citizens discriminate against those of immigrant backgrounds. For instance, when an immigrant leave his/her native land to establish permanent residency abroad. As this individual begins to familiarize him/herself with this new country, a number of people who religiously consume this place, are not as open to familiarizing themselves with this person with unchained difference. As this somehow forces this individual into a category, prone to discrimination as mentioned in the earlier paragraph, very little is known as to why this is the case. What is known, however, is the many commonalities that continue to transpire through…show more content…
Now, upon reading the definitions of these two terms, there is nothing that signifies anything demeaning in regards to the act of immigrating. So, why do so many people of native backgrounds feel justified when they discriminate against other individuals of foreign background? According to the identity theory, an individual has multiple identities that are organized as a salience hierarchy within the self. This innate attribute may respectfully be the underlying cause for immigration…show more content…
“In the late 1960’s, a new class of immigrants were now permanently settling in, from Latin America and the Caribbean basin” (Remaking the American Mainstream, 2003). We can all agree that America is now a redefined country that is currently known as the melting pot. What the melting pot, some of you might ask? According to Merriam Webster, a melting pot is a place where a variety of races, cultures or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole. While this is a bold and forceful combination of different cultures, it seems as we are all under one
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