Disruptive Assimilation: Breaking from the high cost of assimilation
“The reason why I had been able to be so successful in white culture is because I had assimilated so much and that was tremendously costly to me. People always talk about the cost of not assimilating but they never discuss the cost of assimilating.”This week on Disruptive Peacemakers we talk with Karen González, a speaker, writer, and immigrant advocate who works as Director of Human Resources for World Relief. An immigrant from Guatemala, González studied at Fuller Theological Seminary. During the conversation she unpacks this amazing quote from her book: “I am a Christian, but I have not ceased to be Latina, Guatemalan, an immigrant, and a woman.” Our conversation with Karen was incredibly deep, personal and informative. She challenges us to re-think how we view immigration and theology.