When my ancestors came to this country, they did what they needed to do to blend in with the customs of this country. They learned English and even changed their names to be in the English style. They called themselves Americans, not Afro Americans or Muslim Americans, and they didn’t ask anyone to change their way of life to accommodate their lifestyle or way of worship. They melted in.
I believe if people want to maintain their customs, they should stay in the country where those customs are practiced. There is a right way to become a U.S. citizen; if you choose not to do so, it is time for you to return to your homeland.
This is no longer the melting pot. This is my country through the sweat and work of my ancestors, and I intend to leave it the way my ancestors meant it to be, for my children and grandchildren.