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    Default movement away from the goal?

    In the following, I can't understand the underlined part as other reasons are all related to mixing with minorities, but only the underlined is the opposite meaning. Does it mean something special? Why isn't it like "movement toward the goal"? Can somone help me?

    ex)While predictions about the future are always difficult, one can be made with certainty. People will find themselves in large numbers of interactions where intercultural communication skills will be essential. There are several reasons for such prediction. Some reasons include increasing amounts of contact brought on by overseas assignments, the movement of college students spending time in ohter countries.....Others relate to social changes within any one large and complex nation : affirmative action, the movement of immigrants and refugees, bilingual education programs, and movement away from the goal that ethnic minorities become a part of a 'melting pot'....

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    Default Re: movement away from the goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It seems that the writer is advising people that they should be versed in how to deal with different cultures. The "melting pot' concept is that, over time, people who move into another country, will assimilate (will become the same as) other people who live in that country. The writer is saying that there is some sort of movement away from the "melting pot" idea and that people who move into another country will tend to retain most of the culture of their home countries rather then assimilate into the new country.
    Wow!!!! It's crystal clear, Thank you so much for resolving my conflict ideas in that. You are the man!

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