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2011-12-06 23:36:19

Immigrants in North Texas develop American identity by participating in ethnic community activities, then branching out to broader civic and political life Whether contributing money to Boy Scouts, donating a statue of Gandhi for a Dallas city plaza, or successfully lobbying against flying Vietnam´s communist flag in a citywide international celebration, a new study shows that immigrants in Texas are involved in their communities. In North Texas, immigrants from India and Vietnam...

2010-07-07 13:27:57

Who belongs in America? Immigration has sparked a raging national debate about that question "” including in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas, the first U.S. city to adopt an ordinance requiring renters to prove they are legal residents. Contrary to what many believe, however, race isn't the only driving reason that many white, middle-class people feel threatened by immigrants, according to a new analysis by anthropologists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. White,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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