Originally Posted by Detoxing
The youth are already well integrated. You wouldn't be able to tell the difference with a lot of them, as they speak perfect english and were raised by this country. Culturally, they are American, Legaly they are not. When they tell me "they don't want to abandon their culture", it's more about them feeling offended, as if i'm asking them to stop being Mexican.
The Problem is with their parents.
So when i talk about these sensitive subjects with them, their initial reaction to every question isn't about how it will affect them, but rather how it'll affect their parents.
A lot of this comes from the fact that they come from a place where you don't grow up in much contact with other cultures and having to learn to accept them. Therefore, they aren't adept at doing this and cannot see how it is possible to accept other cultures while maintaining your own.