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By Jack Citrin,David O. Sears

The civil rights circulation and immigration reform remodeled American politics within the mid-1960s. Demographic range and identification politics raised the problem of e pluribus unum anew, and multiculturalism emerged as a brand new ideological reaction to this hassle. This ebook makes use of nationwide public opinion information and public opinion facts from l. a. to match ethnic ameliorations in patriotism and ethnic identification and ethnic modifications in help for multicultural norms and group-conscious rules. The authors locate facts of sturdy patriotism between all teams and the vintage trend of assimilation one of the new wave of immigrants. They argue that there's a consensus in rejecting more durable different types of multiculturalism that insist on staff rights but additionally a frequent attractiveness of softer types which are tolerant of cultural variations and don't problem norms, equivalent to by means of insisting at the primacy of English.

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