Lesson 4: Topic 1 of 6
Some newcomers strengthen their religious and ethnic affiliations if they become established near a community of their same origin. However, some may stop participating in traditional practices, such as religious ceremonies or cultural festivals, whether by choice or because of disconnection from any ethnic cohort.
Additionally, immigrants may also face discrimination and prejudice, which can contribute to feelings of alienation and disconnection. They may not be able to easily find jobs or housing, and may be subjected to negative stereotypes, which can make it harder for them to adapt to American culture.
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Despite these challenges, immigrants can also find ways to maintain their cultural identity and connection to their heritage. They may form new communities with other immigrants from similar backgrounds and participate in cultural activities together. They may also find ways to adapt their traditional practices to the new context and create new traditions.