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Why delicious Indian food is surprisingly unpopular in the U.S.

(USA) Indian cuisine has failed to market as quickly as mexican or asian food because of American's not wanting to pay the more expensive price for good Indian food. This shows cultural assimilation because India's cuisine has been diminished to fit into America's culture of less expensive to-go food.

(USA) Some immigrant asian indians feel like they have become more "americanized" and that they have a hard time keeping up with their Indian culture. This is due to cultural assimilation because American society has shaped immigrant cultures into a more unified culture through social standards.

(NORTH CAROLINA) This website provides a list of rich North Carolinian traditions that are respected and carried on today. The website talks a lot about our tradition of art, and someone coming in from another country, especially India where their artistic styles are heavily influenced by their culture, would have to assimilate and adapt to the cultural arts and traditions in North Carolina.

(USA) This law states that only people born on US soil can become the president of the US. This promotes assimilation by stating that only a native born citizen can become the president. It does't allow immigrants that have taken the naturalization route to become a citizen, be president, even though that would allow the US to be exposed to a president that had different values and cultural experiences than most "Americans".

(ECHHS) By not serving Indian food in the school cafeteria, East is forcing Indian students to assimilate by giving up their cuisine. Indian students must eat more "Americanized" foods, which forces them to give up part of their culture (their cooking and traditional cuisine) and in turn adopt aspects of American culture.

(STATE) In North Carolina Public schools, there are requirements a student must complete before graduating high school. If a student comes from India and has not been immersed in language and culture fully yet, they are put to a disadvantage and left to unfairly assimilate into NC school culture.

(NORTH CAROLINA) This site shows that 28% of Indian people living in North Carolina, make up the 75% of Asian residents in North Carolina. This is an example of assimilation as it shows the low amount of Indians in North Carolina.

(USA) India is a very collectivist society, where the United States is a very individualist society. Indian immigrants are forced to assimilate to a society where their future is not 100% determined on an extension of their family, and must adapt to this individualist society to succeed in the US.

Black Native American Indians | Portrait of Native Americans from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Choctaw ... I hear so many people say they are mixed with Native American but don't know their own tribes. I have Choctaw and Cherokee- from Arkansas and Alabama.


Most of the Choctaw left Mississippi and other Southern states on the tragic Trail of Tears, but many Choctaw decided to stay and try assimilation into American culture and life. The Choctaws are split into two distinct branches: the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Both groups faced discrimination and poverty after the Civil War until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.