The Need For An Anglo American Lifestyle

While many cultures have successfully assimilated into Anglo-
American society, there are other cultures whom have found assimilation
either impossible or ho have chosen not to fully assimilate, yet retain
their own culture, while reaping the benefits of the American lifestyle.
America is perceived as the great melting pot; the land of endless
opportunity. Fixed as they were on this image, many immigrants fled a
disruptive revolution to find a place in America (139). Be it a revolution
in their home land or being detained behind barbwired fences, the
immigrants I'm speaking of are all in search of a better life for tomorrow
in America.
The Cubans assimilated into the American culture ...

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resembled Mount Fujiyama (100).
Both the Cubans and the Japanese were deemed less than American.
The Cubans were acceptable as long as they did not assert their hotness,
nor their Cubanness on the street under a shady palm tree(136), or hold a
prominent position in Anglo Miami. The Japanese Americans were bearable as
long as they were locked up. The public anger at the "treachery" of the
surprise attack on Pearl Harbor left many fearing disloyalty and sabotage
(98). Although both cultures were deemed unacceptable by Anglo-American
society, the Japanese Americans and the Cubans went about setting up their
lives as if they were in their homelands, not fully assimilating into the
American culture. During this process, the Cubans started a new little
world within Miami and the Japanese Americans too started a new world, a
world within confinement.
The Japanese Americans were forced into confinement camps due to
the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Here in these confinement camps ...

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