So all immigrants should start stuffing feathers in their hair and dancing around totem poles? ~
If you're applying for citizenship, then evidently you want what America has to offer. A part of that is, in fact, our culture. If you come from the Third World (to use an extreme example) and keep doing the same Third World garbage, you can't be surprised when you get the same results. It's patently absurd to apply for citizenship in a country, and then refuse to adopt anything of that country in favor for what you've left behind. If what you've left behind is what you really wanted, then why leave?
And anywhere you go in the world, ex-pats will tend to congregate.
In pretty much every major city in the world there is a "China Town", a "Little Italy", "Little Poland" etc
Not everyone wants to be a big fat hot dog eating, beer swilling idiot ... some want to retain their identity of where they are from.
You don't think there isn't already sectarian divisions in the US?? So is everyone a Catholic ?? A jew ?? A prodestant ??
Sectarian issues are very rarely Nationalistic and most of the times Idealogic.
I'll give you an example: Say you lived in Chicago for twenty years, then you move to Miami -- do you stop supporting the Cubbies, the Bulls, the Blackhawks ??
Of course you don't ... you take them with you in your heart and head -- and then have banter with your new Miami workmates when you play them in something.
And that's just national ...
So peeps that come from another country won't stop supporting their own country in sport, politics, etc
I've been living in the UK for 12 years, I'm an Aussie -- I would never back any UK team over Australia ... NEVER !!!!
But I do support British teams when they're playing another country.
It's not about loyalty, it's about respect ...
Originally Posted by wikipediathe intangibles such as language, customs, etc. [...] are the main referent of the term "culture".