As far back as 1782, J. Hector de Crevecoeur, a French settler in New York, pictured this new country as two things. One was a land of opportunity. Another was a place where all these unique settlers from all different lands would melt into a new race. The term “melting pot” was used as a metaphor after that. In a real melting pot, metals are put together in a pot. Then the metals are melted at a high temperature. They come together as a new compound that is stronger than the original metals alone. The “melting pot” in American history was meant to show how people would fuse into a great blend in this powerful democracy. Thus, many different ethnic groups joined together thus to create a united country and have given up their ties to their individual ethnic groups.
This white paper tries to acknowledge the notion of the long usage of the terms, “Melting Pot,” ethnicity, cultures, as well as assimilation that we are sure is in the forefront of everyone’s minds.
The following are ways in which social scientists have attempted to define the word assimilation. One can easily see where some of the scientists have overlapped in their judgments of explanation. Finally we try to bring forth how the original metaphor of “The Melting Pot” came to define a lot of American theory.
It seems as though through the very definitions of words (keeping in mind of course, political correctness) that the word ethnic is supportive of sharing cultural characteristics; moreover, this notion is having the ability of sharing distinctive cultural traits as a group in a society (is best for defining ethnic minorities).
Another definition strongly linked to the original is that ability whereby one is from a different culture and has the ability of knowing when to share with the dominate cultures within a given society; or, relating to a group or groups in society with distinctive cultural traits (best when used with the notion of one’s own ethnic origins).
Still another portion of our definition is relating to a person or to a large group of people who share a national, racial, linguistic, or religious heritage, whether or not they reside in their countries of origin (best when discussing ethnic origins given their plights and examination of their suffrage).
Still further into the realm of cultural characteristics is contained within the definition of being culturally traditional which is belonging to or associated with the traditional culture of a social group ( i.e., ethnic clothing).
The melting pot is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous, the different elements “melting together” into a harmonious whole with a common culture. It is particularly used to describe the assimilation of immigrants to the United States; the melting-together metaphor was in use by the 1780s.
After 1970 the desirability of assimilation and the melting pot model was challenged by proponents of multiculturalism, who assert that cultural differences within society are valuable and should be preserved, proposing the alternative metaphor of the mosaic, most often used “salad bowl,” or “American Kaleidoscope”—different cultures mix, but remain distinct.
We feel that this particular attitude in post hippydom USA, and very much to the disliking of liberals everywhere we believe that those things (luggage) one brings with them to this nation are not something that is bad or otherwise. Rather we choose the moniker of personal – that is what makes individuals unique – however, to take the culture’s from the people who immigrate to this country does inevitably cause damage or a feeling of unsteadiness insofar as within a nation’s boundaries order (hence power) for government affairs and the rule of law must exist.
And after President Barack Obama won the Hispanic vote by a nearly 3 to 1 margin, a demographic drubbing that startled GOP tacticians everywhere, Obama embarked on a public relations blitz that landed his message in national outlets like NPR, The Huffington Post, Politico, and RedState.com. Unfortunately for those…they were duped by this cunning lie, and once again their hopes and wishes were used for the ill-profit gain of the Presidency.
By the time the Senate took up the issue in the spring, comprehensive immigration reform finally seemed to have momentum. It is as if nothing is done unless Congress sanctifies the matter and then they go forth and put together the worst concoction in every sense of the matter.
As far as we are concerned this process is in and of itself ridiculous and certainly a case study in mismanagement. When matters such as the addition of realistically… 20 to 35 million more people added to the nation’s ranks, we feel that is when the greatest segue into American public policy and personal opinion come in and should be revered as the way it is.