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QUASI-POLITICALLY CORRECT TERM FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNABLE TO CONFORM TO A HOST COUNTRY’S NORMS -- I.E. UNABLE TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE, THE SOCIAL CUSTOMS/MANNERS, OR OBSERVE THE LAWS OF THE LAND -- THIS CAN BE EXTREMELY PREVALENT IN ‘HYPHENATED-AMERICANS’ WHO AS EITHER ETHNIC OR CULTURAL MINORITY GROUPS FEEL THAT THERE PRIVILEGED STATUS MAKES THEM EXEMPT FROM FITTING IN -- AS OPPOSED TO THE ‘MELTING POT’ THEORY TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS UP TO THE 1980s (WHERE EACH PART OF OUR SOCIETIES MAKE UP BROUGHT SOME FLAVOR TOGETHER TO THE STEW) WE ARE NOW IN A CLIMATE OF ‘RAINBOW DIVERSITY’ WHERE EACH COLOR IS BESIDE EACH OTHER BUT DISTINCT AND SEPERATE.
CAN INCLUDE THE ‘UGLY AMERICAN’ WHO OUTSIDE THE U.S. CANNOT UNDERSTAND THAT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT ELSEWHERE AND THAT THOSE COUNTRIES HAVE THE DISTINCT CHOICE TO DECIDE HOW THEY WISH TO LIVE, AND DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE WELCOMING TO OUTSIDERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO LEARN TO CONFORM TO THEIR SOCIETAL NORMS.
USAGE: "HE GOT OUT OF THE CHARGE FOR SLAPPING HIS WIFE BECAUSE HE IS ETHNICALLY-CHALLENGED AND THE COURT RULED HE COULDN'T READ THE LAWS"
by Doc2/12 June 13, 2009
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