In the article “Immigrants Isolated? Tell That to Their Children,” by Rosie DiManno, the author explains the ethnic and cultural diversity of immigrants in Canada. The author discusses how immigrants from similar backgrounds tend to be attracted to the neighborhood where they feel belonged until their offsprings start to create their own identity. She claims that the normal pattern that immigrants adopt isn’t well understood by the authors of a Statistics Canada that concerned about the isolation of visible minority neighborhoods in Canada’s biggest cities. She assumes the problem is mainly about a time before the immigrants adopt the Canadian values. She also explains it from her experience living in Jewish families neighborhood where the Jewish presence and cultures were overlapped after her Italians family moved there. She says that StatsCan report focused more on where people live rather than “how they live, where lives intersect, socially and economically” (DiManno 299) that would be enacting a better assessment. She concludes that the immigrant’s children often have different experiences and identity than their immigrant’s parents that make “the ethnicity becomes diluted.”


Engkent, Lucia. Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing in the Canadian Classroom. Second Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2011. Print.

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