Originally Posted by Anyuser
Incidentally, the US was founded and dominated for centuries by WASPs. I'm not advocating turning the clock back, but it's a myth that the US was populated my a multitude of cultures that melted into one. It is not true that the US has been diverse from the get-go. Until the immigration reforms of the '60s, the US forced WASP culture on immigrants. I'm not saying this was right, just the way it was. Immigration since the '60s is taking us into uncharted territory. See here
Which WASPs are you referring to, the Irish? The Italians? The Jews?
As for Atlantic Monthly links, two can play at that game
. Note in particular how eerily similar the "concerns" of the anti-immigration forces were.