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used in Do You Speak American?

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an appropriate size, amount, or degree in relation to something else
  • Mexicans, he argues, do not assimilate and become truly American, because they do not embrace American values and ideals: they do not share the work ethic inherited from America's Anglo-Protestant culture; they do not have the same hunger for education; proportionately fewer go to college; fewer have incomes above $50,000 a year; fewer hold managerial positions.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (64% in)
  • But these communities with heavy concentrations of African Americans often have many features in common: poor-quality housing, private or public; high rates of unemployment, school truancy, and dropouts, of drug dealing and abuse, of illegitimate births, of violent crime; and an absence of adult males, because such disproportionate numbers of them, relative to white communities, are in jail.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (1% in)

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