Excellent Essay on 'Balkanization'

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    and how it develops and how to avoid it. No biggie, return to being more of a melting pot, without being 'non-inclusive':

    *Allow only those that want to be 'Americans' to gain permanent status.
    *Speak English.
    *Retain 'culture' on personal level, not 'national level,' at least in the 'big ways' like 'Asian-American', Black-American, Irish-American, etc. No 'Black History Month' or any other 'group month.'
    *Develop in all the ideas of 'cultural literacy.'
    *Enjoy the diversity, but celebrate the commonality.

    http://www.joelkotkin.com/Demographics/AmInt The Multiculturalism of the Streets.htm

     

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