[lit-ideas] Re: Long Live the Evolution

  • From: andy amago <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2004 19:38:30 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

America the Melting Pot requires at least one ethnic response.  I wonder how 
people feel about the Balkanization of the United States into XXXXX-Americans.  
Students less often answer questions with "I feel" and more often with, among 
others,  "As a Latino-American I feel".  Many American-born Hispanics (we'll 
pick on them because they are the most numerous) dream of going back to an 
idealized  Mexico, the same Mexico that would give them a far inferior way of 
life.  Likewise Chinese and all nationalities who have their feet planted here 
while their hearts are elsewhere.  Most menus require a second language, and 
even the local Social Security offices "speak your language", by the dozens.  
Seems a schizy way to live, not just for the country but for the individuals 
with joint loyalties as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: carol kirschenbaum <cskir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: May 2, 2004 5:33 PM
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: May Day Baby -- Long Live the Revolution

MAZEL TOV, Gramps!!!
lotsa hugs,

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