>>5773524the passage of time
Was it religion?
>>5773524you think its successful?
>>5773881Sure, Italian-Americans are more American than Italian, they don't even speak Italian. They kept the best part of their culture but became productive Americans in every other aspect. Their average income (70k) is significantly higher than the average income of whites (59k) in the US.
>>5773524The American integration system. Italians toughed it out until they fully integrated.
high verbal IQ
>>5773949Most of them live in urban areas where cost of living is higher. That says nothing to any special value of Italian Americans.
>>5773949>they don't even speak Italian.A good amount still have good ties with family in italy and a decent percentage can speak or understand it.>>5774025This
>>5773524The unsuccessful ones left, leaving only the crema of the crop in the USA. I forget the exact figures but something like ~66% of Italian immigrants to the USA ultimately returned to Europe afterwards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Zv-DLHXSM
Italians are smart
>>5774288What a joke
>>5774279Is that what happens when immigrants get no gibs?
they outjewed the jew
>>5774288Etruscans, Venicians, Burgundians, etc are smart. Southern Italians are barely even European
>>5774421>Burgundiansderp, meant to say Bolognesi
>>5774402Probably not. As you can see from the chart the immigrants who underwent less selection, like the Minnesotan Somali refugees, earn significantly less than the US national average while Bangladeshis, etc., earn more, and this is probably due to more selective pressures being placed upon them. I mean, this is clearly the case with Haitian immigrants and Ethiopian immigrants, as both have failed to economically develop in their own countries despite being mostly free from pernicious outside influence.
>>5774455So what you're saying is a more selective immigration policy is the key to successful assimilation? Isn't that the exact opposite of what every Western country is doing at the moment?
>>5774948If you only take the cream of the crop you'll only get the cream of the crop. Mind you this doesn't account for regression towards the mean nor for loopholes in immigration laws (usually family based) which undermine the intent of the law. >Isn't this the opposite of current Western immigration lawsHave you been living under a rock for the past 20 years, lol. Some Western countries are more meritocratic than others, and in some contexts the immigrants have pressures that only allow the best to leave. Take India for example where only the wealthiest have the ability to get through the paperwork to leave the country.
>>5773524The same way other successful immigrant groups like the Germans, Nordics, and Asians did. Close knit communities that valued loyalty and watching each other's backs. They produced successful individuals, who in turn, raised and supported the next generation of their people. The Italian Mafia helped serve this role for Italian-Americans early in their history, but it sooner came to the point where it also hindered them due to the breakdown of aforementioned values where infighting was common and greed led to fellow Italians treating each other as enemies regardless of shared cultural bonds. Also, this is why total assimilation is dangerous. You want to adopt native customs of course, but still have a distinction that allows people to have those shared bonds.