History is filled with tales of immigrants leaving the old country and settling into ethnic neighborhoods where they could struggle to master a new language and culture without obliterating their identity. In many cases, the immigrants were not welcomed by those who arrived in earlier generations. That remains as true today in the United States as it ever did in the past 400 years.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center spent nine months capturing the Facebook conversations of young Hmong, Mexican and Somali immigrants in Minnesota to create a new digital archive of recent immigrants' experiences.
You can read more in an article by Allie Shah in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Star-Tribune at http://goo.gl/MC1JK
My thanks to Sue Kratsch for telling me about this tory.