Ok, to elaborate a little on this scenario.. my dad has 3 sisters. One married a Jamaican, one a Pakistani, and the other a Puerto Rican. So, is he saying that we should disown our own family and ignore their religious beliefs? Should we not respect the people that we love because they are from countries who have other countries? Like the email said, we are all immigrants! There is NO SUCH THING as 'American culture' if there was then we'd ALL have the same way of life and beliefs.. but we don't. The fact that the email said OUR so many times - large, bold, and underlined, made me sick. That is what the problem is.. putting the US against THEM situation into place. There is no need for that. Most people who move to USA do learn the English language, they may not know it well at first but they learn standard english just to survive. To force them to lose their native language and become what some consider 'American' really irritates the hell out of me. For my father to send me that really pissed me off. The insinuation that there is an 'American lifestyle' and religion and everything else makes me sick. My dad supported this and that is even more disheartening. Would he say these things to my cousins who are 18, 15, 16 and tell them that they should just go eat pork and forget everything about their fathers culture? hell no. grr
my family can be so insane sometimes.