Originally Posted by Brainster
Certainly some of this is true, especially of European immigrants. But for others, such as Chinese and the darker skinned immigrants, assimilation has been much more difficult. They often haven’t been allowed to be fully accepted as members of the majority culture no matter how much they’ve tried to adopt it. Looking “too” different evoked segregation and racism. And even positive stereotypes can still underlie racism and separation.
I am not saying that on an individual basis even some White racists don’t conditionally “accept” individual members of these groups as “okay” ... But the USA society as a whole still seems to view folks who aren’t a certain level of “white” in their appearance as not “white” in their place in society either.