Scholarly research concerning the persistence of ethnicity has neglected the so-called "third generation," the grandchildren of immigrants. This neglect is due, in part, to the difficulty of targeting this group using conventional sources such as the census.1 Yet assimilationists and pluralists agree that ethnicity in some form-€ven if it is only as "symbolic identification," as Herbert Gans has suggested-persists in suburban areas among middleclass, third-generation white ethnics.2