ERIC Number: ED061367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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Why Can't They Be Like Us? Facts and Fallacies About Ethnic Differences and Group Conflicts in America. Pamphlet Series, Number 12.
Greeley, Andrew M.
This book focuses on a position contrary to the melting pot theory: namely, that group identity persists in America today. Discussed are the nature of ethnicity, the origins of various ethnic groups, the assimilation rate of ethnic groups, competition between ethnic groups, group differences, and the future of ethnic groups. The author distinguishes between cultural and structural assimilation, presents a thesis for the developmental process which may be common to all ethnic groups, and concludes by suggesting new ways in which American politics may deal with the problem of ethnicity in the next decade. (SB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Demography, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Grouping, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Change, Social Class, Social Integration, Social Structure, Socioeconomic Status
Institute of Human Relations Press, The American Jewish Committee, 165 East 56 St., New York, N.Y. 10022 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Jewish Committee, New York, NY.