How Edmonton Immigrants are Preserving Culture and Identity

Today’s society emphasizes uniqueness. It starts at birth, with parents seeking names that make their children stand out. Famous examples include Blue Ivy, Saint, True, and X Æ A-12. In addition, ability grouping at schools, television shows, music, and fashion encourage individuality.

Although standing out has many benefits, social issues such as prejudice and discrimination can make standing out harmful to immigrants, whose names, accents, physical features, and perspectives already stick out. Therefore, for many immigrants, the goal is to fit in…

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