“‘I was taught that we have an American culture to which immigrants will assimilate,’ Mr. King said. ‘And I am incredibly resentful that’s not what’s happening anymore.'”
This reminds me of what Ben Franklin wrote about German immigrants: “Why should the Palatine boors [the Germans] be suffered to swarm into our settlements, and by herding together establish their language and manners to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will soon be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs, any more than they can acquire our complexion.”
It’s what they say about each succeeding group of immigrants. And, it turns out to never be true. People do assimilate. Even if they are met by racists like Mr. King.