14 junho, 2011

Portuguese Americans retain interest in their heritage – Interview

By Carolina Matos, Editor – “Luso-descendants are well-integrated into America, but they retain an active interest in their ethnicity and ancestral roots,” said Dr. Dulce Soares Scott in an interview for the Portuguese American Journal.

(...) "Part of my motivation to do the survey was related to the negativity surrounding Portuguese Americans in the United States, as if somehow there was something peculiarly wrong with them. I kept hearing individual stories of people who had achieved high levels of education, becoming doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, managers, and so on, but their parents were factory workers and had low levels of education. Those stories were incongruent with the common assumption that the Portuguese were not well-integrated in American society."

Complete interview

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