Racism in the United States has had a detrimental effect on the Latino and Jamaican experience in this country; affirmative action can be used to promote acculturation rather than assimilation. Part I of this article will explore the origins of the American Experiment as the creation of a country with freedom and democracy and how the benefit of those rights has never been given to racialized minorities without a struggle and fight. Part II explores Supreme Court cases that deal with discrimination issues in America and highlights how the solution to the forced assimilation of diverse cultures cannot be found solely in the judicial system. Part III will explain how American assimilation promotes cultural genocide and discuss how “Additive Acculturation” should be the goal to uphold the right of equal protection explicitly provided in the United States Constitution.
The American Dream Belongs to All of Us: Latinos and Jamaican Americans Experience Cultural Genocide by American Assimilation,
Fla. A&M U. L. Rev.
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