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A policy of furthering cultural or racial assimilation.

as·sim′i·la′tion·ist adj. & n.
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(Sociology) a person who favours and promotes the incorporation and mixing of different groups in society
(Sociology) relating to the favouring and promotion of the incorporation and mixing of different groups in society
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It was an effort to humanize immigrant adjustment, a revival of respect for Yiddish culture, that followed what many historians have described as the harsh assimilationist tactics of German Jews who founded the Educational Alliance, affectionately known as Edgies, on the Lower East Side and erected a five-story building there in 1891.
Yet it would not be inaccurate to observe that vastly differing conceptions of Bonnin have emerged in scholarly literature, some liminal, some assimilationist, some bicultural and some outright condemnatory.
Looking at the entire spectrum of Native American history, treaty rights, self-determination, issues, reservation, traditional versus urban Native American assimilationist, these issues are rife with conflict on occasion.
These volumes thus stand on one hand for the assimilationist impulse that leads the grandmother to marry her daughter to a Gentile in the hope of better protecting her family, while on the other they bear the sign of this project's ultimate failure in the murderous response of the majority culture.
Among his topics are the role of animals in the Middle Ages, vague particulars as universals: Roger Bacon, erroneous judgments and differences in estimation: Albertus Magnus, quasi-foresight and quasi-hope: Thomas Aquinas, and towards a classification: differentialist and assimilationist. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Initial acceptance of local, "backward" customs gave way to more assimilationist policies that sought to apply Japanese law to all imperial subjects.
In doing so, he sheds light on the prevailing assimilationist attitudes, growing tensions, and growing inability of the Southern Methodist leadership to mold a Native church in its own image.
Nevertheless, Park offers real insight into assimilationist struggles in comments such as "Immigrant households did not talk about Derrida or The New York Review of Books.
The report underlines that "critics find the Hizmet initiatives to be assimilationist, while Hizmet volunteers believe that they are addressing the root causes of ethnic conflict, such as prejudice and ignorance.
A majority of French Muslims live in sink estates in de facto segregation neglected by policymakers because it does not fit the assimilationist ideal.
Epstein debunks the films for their "specific assimilationist attitude" that encourages American Jews to abandon "moral choices that emanate from their Jewishness" (114, 113).