April 12th, 2004

penguin

Ethnic enclaves

Soooo, to round out my Chinese Culture Trilogy:
My dad also started this little tirade about how ethnic enclaves such as the Chinatowns of San Francisco and Washington, DC were detrimental to a cultural assimilation he saw as both inevitable and necessary. "No one resists it as we Chinese do," he remarked.

"What about Little Italy?" I objected. "Little Tokyo? Little India?"
(The Irish enclaves of Boston and the Russian communities in Chicago, for that matter?)

"Those are different," he mused, but didn't say why.

:blink:
What do you all think?

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Banazîr
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