Assimilation Is Colonization
Assimilation eradicates one’s identity, culture, and heritage. The detrimental and enduring effects of colonizing another person’s culture, heritage, and identity are real. Let’s rethink the concepts of identity, assimilation, refugees, immigrants, acculturation, multiculturalism, and colonization. It’s imperative to decolonize assimilation and instead welcome and celebrate the cultural uniqueness of others.