Cultural Integration And Cultural Assimilation

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Cultural Assimilation is a procedure by which a person’s culture is transformed by another culture. Throughout the world, many cultures are being assimilated into the Western way of life. The cultures of ethnic groups in the United States and other countries are constantly influenced by the Western culture through movies, singers, clothing brands, food companies, and new technology inventions. Immigrants are expected to resemble the dominant culture in terms of norms, behavior and values. The three factors that contribute to cultural assimilation are: people throughout the world are influenced by the western fashion and can buy the same products distributed by multinational companies globally. The growing number of intra-racial and intra-cultural marriages advocates cultural assimilation.
The first factor that contributes to cultural assimilation is that people throughout the world are influenced by the western fashion. Clothing companies like H&M, Forever 21, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Hollister, Express, and Abercrombie have global markets that portrays what we known as the American style. In the United States women’s of any age are attracted to fashion trends, even though it might go against their own culture. Immigrants in the United States are influenced by Western fashion. For example, my friend Beyza used to wear a hijab before moving to New York. However, when she came to the United States, she stopped wearing the hijab. Beyza comes from Turkey, where
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