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Maha yes your interpretation was accurate (& a nicely succinct version of what I was trying to say!). I guess this type of pressure to assimilate (or even just integrate) occurs in any community where there is a dominant group – as highlighted by Mark’s reference below to the To Kill a Mockingbird church story. Scott’s point on how white males can be portrayed (emphasis on the ‘sociopath’ personality) is an interesting perspective too. Maybe in the end it is as Mark suggests…just about welcoming strangers (or people) & making an effort to connect…regardless of who they are, or they come from.