What Happened to Our Melting Pot?
Cultural Assimilation and Acculturation
Cultural Traits and Cultural Relativism
A cultural trait in the culture of the Postville natives is the greased-pig contest. This contest is where the locals gather to watch people try to wrestle with a greased pig, plainly. Sounds fun, yeah? Not according to the Hasidic Jews at least. The Hasidic Jews, by religion and belief, try to stay away from pigs, because they are a " filthy animal ".
This brings us to the point of cultural relativism. In one culture, dirty swine are a way to bring people together and bond with those who share similarities with you, but in the other culture, dirty swine are frowned upon and if one was to eat a pig, they would be shamed.