Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Reaction to Huntington

Andres Oppenheimer responds to Samuel Huntington's claims that Hispanic immigrants' failure to assimilate pose a threat to American unity.

According to a new nationwide study of U.S. Hispanics by the Synovate market research company, the actual trend among Hispanics is toward greater assimilation, despite the new waves of Spanish-speaking newcomers. Over the last 12 years, the number of unassimilated Hispanics -- those who don't consume English-language media -- has decreased from 40 percent to 26 percent


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