Richard Siege: Acculturated Self-Identity?

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Richard’s experiences led him to be a person he is today. After assimilating into the American culture, Richard sieges educational opportunities available to him. His childhood and adolescence experiences created separation between his family and him, which symbolizes Richard’s idea public language vs. private language. Therefore throughout the book, Richard explored his acculturated self-identity through the analysis of his educational experiences by rejecting the premises of bilingual education and affirmative action through the lens of private and public languages. As Richard concludes his book, he reflects on the relationship with his parents. Sadly he feels the void of space between them because he has long lost his private language and

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