assimilation: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
We were not treated as refugees - we came as immigrants. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Immigration Policy, New Immigrant Experiences, Work
There were other minorities present - it didn't feel like you were the only outsider. Tenzin Khando Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences
Living with sponsors: We wanted to stand on our own feet. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Community, New Immigrant Experiences, Ties to Homeland, Travel to U.S.
By becoming U.S. citizens you can do a lot that you cannot do otherwise. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Citizenship, Civic Engagement, Ties to Homeland
The lack of ruling in the class by the teacher – that was very different. Tenzin Khando Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Youth Experiences
Finding work and loneliness in a new country. Yangchen Dolkar Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences, Religion, Ties to Homeland, Work
There was loneliness in us because all our friends and relatives were not here with us. Kim Yang Hmong Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Family, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Ties to Homeland
You don't understand the word 'eat' - you just say 'no'. Cher Vang Hmong Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences
The first time that I had to take bus, I didn’t know what to do. Hared Mah Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences
Everything I have to do on my own. Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Family, New Immigrant Experiences, Ties to Homeland
They’re immigrant people - they’re like me. Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Discrimination, Youth Experiences
America is hard, but you can do it. Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, Religion, Youth Experiences
Can you imagine just sitting there without knowing what they are talking about? Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
We are expected to just leave, to start living. Mohamed Jama Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Community, New Immigrant Experiences
We have a lot of work to tell them, 'Let’s get involved.' Mohamed Jama Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Civic Engagement, Politics
Young people are not losing culture, but they are entwining with American culture. Mohamed Jama Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Generation Gap, Youth Experiences
The job is so hard for me to do it, because I'm new in this country. Chamreun Tan Khmer Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Cultural Centers, New Immigrant Experiences, Work
I don't use the word 'meeting'. Henry Nelson Khmer Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Cultural Centers, New Immigrant Experiences
My first teacher in Minnesota tried to encourage me to speak to anybody on the street. Thaly Chhour Khmer Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
We came in January to Minnesota, which was quite a shock in itself. Nayana Ramakrishnan Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Food, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Travel to U.S.
We had never used silverware in our lives. Nayana Ramakrishnan Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Food, New Immigrant Experiences
Finding a balance. Deepak Nath Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Bi-Cultural
According to them, I’ve become very Americanized. Bash Singh Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Economics
Whatever country you live in, be fit for that country. Abul Hasan Siddiqui Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Citizenship, Religion
Integrated into our wider community. Lisa Gada Norton Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Bi-Cultural
I am probably going to become a citizen very soon, because I think now I am vested here. Nirupama Misra Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Citizenship
It was different, very different, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prasanna Mishra Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences
The Beatles, Indian culture, and America in the 1960s. Nirupama Misra Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Youth Experiences
Pulled in two directions. Ravinder Manku Asian Indian Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Bi-Cultural, Generation Gap, Identity
The new normal was cold and quiet. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences
They just gave up on the idea of learning the language. Adelbert Batica Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Language
I think they expected that we would date outside of our community. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Youth Experiences
I would love to be able to speak Tagalog. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Language
At the beginning, I didn’t quite embrace the Filipino culture. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Food, Identity, Youth Experiences
It’s very rare that we talk in Spanish. Anna Amaya Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language
There were very, very few Hispanics going to school. Martha Castaňon Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Identity, Youth Experiences
I call myself a Minnesota Norteňa. Martha Castaňon Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Gender Roles, Identity
My English was absolutely zero. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
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