Aidan Maconachy has a good post on the failure of multiculturalism. I wanted to post a comment, but remembered that he does not allow commenting. I'll make my comments here. I recently lunched with two Indian co-workers. Both are first generation immigrants to the U.S.A. One is old (my age), one is young. Both have arranged marriages. When talking about their futures, both were proud to be Americans, and proud to be Indians too. But mostly it was the pride one see when a first generation immigrant realizes that for the most part, the rest of the country really does not care who you are or where you came from. As long as you work hard and contribute to society, you are welcomed here - unless you choose to live in Waco that is. My point is that in America I can go out to lunch with two Indian friends and talk about the future and nobody will care. The wonderful thing is, our dreams sound an awful lot alike, so do our fears.