I believe that we all have assimilated in one form or another and we are all walking successful cases. Schools have dress codes and codes of conduct that might go against some of our beliefs, granted learning institutions can not go against our religious beliefs. I strongly feel that sometimes certain situations that cause us to adapt to different situations can be a good thing, as long as we don't forget where we have come from and our heritage and most of all lose who we are in the process.
Yes, i think it is successful in california. We have different people living together here.And most of them chose to assimilate, or else there would be a war.