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50 years after MLK, the sociological absurdity of assimilation

By Chidike Okeem

WASHINGTON, August 28, 2013 – The notion that society functions best when immigrants adhere to the melting pot model of assimilation is one of many absurdist, and alarmingly common, doctrines on race in America.

Advocates of the melting pot model of cultural assimilation persistently cite E pluribus unum—meaning “out of many, one.” This, they argue, calls for a society in which immigrants forsake their cultural roots and adopt one American culture.