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A policy of furthering cultural or racial assimilation.

as·sim′i·la′tion·ist adj. & n.


(Sociology) the theory of promoting the incorporation and mixing of different groups in society


(əˌsɪm əˈleɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm)

a policy of assimilating people from all cultures.
as•sim`i•la′tion•ist, n., adj.
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But to endorse the idea that the state might discriminate on the basis of irrelevant traits just because they are mutable is to justify all forms of "state-sponsored cultural conformity and assimilationism.
This is mainly due to the fact that the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), committed to Kemalist assimilationism, flatly refuses to cooperate in any form with the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).
Ellie Vasta, "From Ethnic Minorities to Ethnic Majority Policy: Multiculturalism and the Shift to Assimilationism in the Netherlands," Ethnic and Racial Studies 30, no.
2010) 'The Double Helix of Cultural Assimilationism and Neo-Liberalism: Citizenship in Contemporary Governmentality', British Journal of Sociology, 61(4): 696-715.
The only way to regain one's Jewishness concealed by centuries of assimilationism, or so Rosenzweig argued, was to seek it in the past yet untouched by historicist modernity (Rosenzweig 2000).
He makes a version of this argument in his work on the "erosion" of multiculturalism in Canada and his conclusion that integration is not a multicultural value but rather "disguised assimilationism.
Solonec's paper, 'Proper mixed-up: miscegenation among Aboriginal Australians" considers the assimilationism, miscegenation and developmentalism that were played out during the middle of the past century in relation to marriage and reproduction among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
The rubric of the next section, "Individualism and Assimilationism," casts a wide net.
As Adhukari observes, it is the Coloured people's assimilationism, together with the insecurities engendered by their intermediate status, that meant that in daily life the most consistent --and insistent--element in the expression of Coloured identity was an association with whiteness and a concomitant distancing from Africanness, whether in the value placed on fair skin and straight hair, in the prizing of white ancestors in the family lineage, or in taking pride in the degree to which they were able to conform to standards of Western bourgeois culture.
According to Porter, this cosmopolitan vision challenged the liberal assimilationism of Gunnar Myrdal's legendary The American Dilemma (1944).
It spawned various answers, from assimilationism to diaspora nationalism to socialism/communism, and to Zionism in all its varieties.
White's suggestion was met with derision in the Black community; times had changed since 1917 and the radical assimilationism that White advocated had lost its audience in the intervening thirty-two years.