A Call for Americans to Assimilate

September 9, 2002

Source: The Satya Circle

On September 9, 2002 The Satya Circle printed an editorial which stated, "if there is to be any significant improvement in the way South Asian- or Arab-Americans are treated by other Americans, the change must take place not through a superficial adjustment on the part of the former, but through an appreciation by the latter of the fact that those of South Asian or Arab descent are Americans, and that these individuals contribute to and secure the happiness and liberty enjoyed by all. Indeed, it is only other Americans who must assimilate, who must more correctly return to perspective that respects diversity and tolerance, the outlook articulated centuries ago in Madison's Federalist appeal. "