birdwatcher (birdwatcher) wrote,

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Вот такой плавильный котел

WSJ -- At a recent gathering, social workers sat alongside leaders of the Somali and Burundian communities. They discussed standards for disciplining children, spousal treatment and general conduct in the home. "We are getting more frequent and earlier calls" for intervention in various matters, including domestic abuse, says Ms. Anderson.

Compared to newcomers from Vietnam, Bhutan and elsewhere, the Slavic Christians have assimilated "less than other groups," says Jeff MacDonald senior manager of IRCO, a nonprofit organization in Oregon that offers social services to immigrants. Slavic Christians tend to operate within a belief system, illustrated by the Kozlov case, that can clash with mainstream norms and laws.
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