The fact that the descendents of immigrants have become anesthetized(consumptive)no more lends credence to your claim that...
"the immigrant class never advocated the social and political empowerment of amorica's captive populations for fear of deportation."
than MacTavish's claim that disenfranchised African-American youth are "willfully" squandering the freedoms fought for and gained by those who have gone before them.
Taking advantage of available opportunities need not place one in the category of an opportunist.
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