Define assimilation in your own words.

  • Review the article “The Pressure to Cover.” Pay particular attention to the concept of assimilation.
  • Review the “Assimilation and Ethnic Identity” article on the Asian Nation website. Focus on connections between assimilation and ethnic identity.
  • Consider one advantage and one disadvantage of assimilation from the perspective of an immigrant.
  • Think about one advantage and one disadvantage of assimilation from the perspective of a non-immigrant (i.e., citizens of a country or natives of a country).
  • Reflect on how assimilation can influence immigrants to redefine their identity.

The Assignment (3–4 pages):

  • Define assimilation in your own words.
  • Explain one advantage and one disadvantage of assimilation from an immigrant’s perspective. Provide an example for each.
  • Explain one advantage and one disadvantage of assimilation from a non-immigrant’s perspective. Provide an example for each. This question is asking you to detail how non-immigrants (i.e., citizens of a country or natives of a country) are affected or feel about immigrants’ assimilation.
  • Explain how the choice to assimilate or not to assimilate can influence immigrants to redefine their identity.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation.