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the practice or policy of assimilating or encouraging the of people from all ethnic groups and cultures of origin:
In the 1900s, some immigrants at first resisted the assimilationism of the New World.
Contemporary Examples

King recognized that black sexuality posed a special threat to his assimilationist project.
Does Obama Embody the Best of MLK? Thaddeus Russell October 14, 2010

Historical Examples

The assimilationist positions, which have been generally abandoned, are only held by a few loyal devotees of a past age.
History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 3 of 3. S. M. Dubnow


“one who advocates racial or ethnic integration,” 1900, in reference to possible U.S. attitudes toward Hawaii and possessions obtained in the war against Spain; usually with reference to Jews in European nations; see assimilation + -ist.


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