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Dr. Steinberg dares to say the politically incorrect obvious: every immigrant group has surpassed the two minority groups that have been here the longest: African- and Native- Americans. Irish, Chinese, Asian, Jewish... all have risen to the middle class - and often not speaking English at home. My grandparents came over with four suitcases (if they more arms, they would have had more suitcases) and were never comfortable with/in English. My father spoke Yiddish and Russian when he began kindergarten: he eventually became a Ph.D. engineering professor. I became one in English.
And, as Orthodox Jews, we were, and are, instantly recognizable as a distinct subgroup.

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