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27). Del Pilar and Udasco (2004) further define deculturation as a situation "in which the people involved fail to acculturate to the dominant society and also fail to retain their own cultural identity" (p. 170). In the United States, both definitions seem to apply. On the one hand, we have many people coming into the country who feel they have to "give up" their culture in order to "fit in." Also, the United States has had an influx of Mexican Americans to such an extent that it has become the second most spoken language (Hochmuth, 2001, p. 1). Young (2008) suggests that deculturation and acculturation work together depending on when an individual enters another country. He suggests that "as new learning occurs, deculturation or unlearning of at least some of the old cultural elements has to occur.." (p. 360). This suggests that deculturation is something that is going on all the time when someone comes into a new place.
As a Registered Nurse, I can see this happening daily because of the influx of people coming into the hospital. We have seen more Mexican people and many from the Middle East. This has created an opportunity for the hospital to bring in additional staff who speak Spanish and other languages to have more people on call who can interpret for us.
My family has been affected because my children go to school with a more diverse group of children than they used to because of so many different people coming into the country. They have learned a little Spanish because of it and they are more curious about other peoples cultures. Cornish suggests that an individual can experience deculturation without leaving their native country. He says that "a new culture takes over much of their homeland … " (Cornish, p. 28). This feeling is what is happening to many Americans because they feel that they are being replaced. Manicus (n.d.) saw this phenomenon when he studied deculturation in Hawaii. He suggests that in
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