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they are simply the last wave of immigrants and will have been absorbed in a couple of generations, just like the Poles, the Italians and the Portuguese, to name only a few, have.

How did those Poles, Italians, Portugese, etc. get absorbed into French society?  I would guess it would be through the gradual evolution of their French language ability, cultural values, knowledge of the French educational, political, and economic system, etc.

It will be interesting to see how this dynamic happens among immigrant families from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Carribeans, as well as from Indochina, China, and southeast Asia.

Out of the Dark Age came the most magnificent thing we have in our society: the recognition that people can have a society without having a state.

by marco on Sat Aug 26th, 2006 at 09:09:02 PM EST
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