Category Archives: Foreign Born Populations

Toward People Group Diversity

So diverse with people groups! That is how we can describe the USA now. Just this weekend I am having three separate meals with three distinct people groups – a Farsi family, a Jingpho Kachin couple, and a Cantonese Chinese family – all who have differently dealt with assimilation and integration the USA differently.

Some people groups, no matter how long they have lived in the USA, do not find it necessary to assimilation. Instead due to the demographic size of their people group they easily maintain their distinct linguistic, socio-cultural, and/or religious norms. This even applies to their children who also easily find identity within the majority of their own people group.

As a result, the USA continues moving toward pluralism in the shape of ethno-linguistic diversity.


Christmas and Receptivity

During this Christmas season there are foreign born university students who are still on many university campuses. Most universities have closed their cafeteria doors and places to eat off campus are more limited due to being closed for Christmas day.

Moreover, there are many others this day who are just alone not because they desire it but because their circumstances require it.

We often on Christmas day are consumed with our own families. Why not this day take some time to at the least pray for all the people alone this day or do not have a place to go or have just not been invited by someone to celebrate Christmas?

Or better yet take an hour or two and take a plate of food to a homeless person down the road!!!