By Thomas Sowell
Presents new insights into the background, sociology, and psychology of ethnic-minority existence.
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Greek cuisine restaurants increased dramatically with the advent of the new migration. In 1966, for example, there was only one Greek cuisine restaurant in the entire city of Chicago. By 1978, there were over twenty full-menu Greek cuisine restaurants in the city and hundreds of establishments featuring a selection of short-order Greek foods. Almost all of the new Greek-food restaurants were owned by recent arrivals. y and New England, in a curious ethnic turnabout, new Greek immigrants began to operate pizza parlors.
Needs of the Growing Greek-American Com1llunity, p. 42. GREEK AMERICA FORMS 57 stereotypic copy. Described as law abiding and hard working, the new Greek immigrants seemed to be recapitulating the success story of their predecessors. In the main, the picture of acUustment of the recent arrivals to their new land was probably accurate. But beneath the surface, especially in the New York community, one could hear disturbing things--deplorable housing, exploitation of new immigrants, family fights, adolescent misbehavior, and mental health problems.
The Greek Orthodox Church eI:uoyed a period of unaccustomed equanimity. Archbishop Michael succeeded Athenagoras as head of the Greek Archdiocese in 1949. Under Michael's stewardship. the Church took the first steps to accommodate second- and third-generation Greek Americans. The Greek Orthodox Youth of America. an organization in which English was the official language. was established in 1950 and grew rapidly over the next few years. At the time of Michael's death in 1958, there were about 250 Greek Orthodox churches in this country.
American ethnic groups by Thomas Sowell