No one is America forces another group to assimilate they do so if they choose.
well, America is pretty much the only country which does it that way. If you ask me, I don't necessarily like it. I believe that after 235 years, it's about time for us to start seeing it all as one. I don't have any problems however with people knowing where their ancestors came from. No problems whatsoever with Polish (just an example, it could be German etc.) clubs etc. as long as people realize why they left their country and came here. If someone wants to live here as a foreigner, why he even left his country to begin with? (Not really a question, I know why, no need to explain it).
Well, I must say that is a very silly sentence,I;m disappointed.
no it isn't at all. I've heard it from many Poles when I was in Poland. Unless you're disappointed because you believe that I should actually believe that it really was originally a part of Poland.