Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Carl N. Degler (1921 )
The metaphor of the melting pot is unfortunate and misleading. A more accurate analogy would be a salad bowl, for, though the salad is an entity, the lettuce can still be distinguished from the chicory, the tomatoes from the cabbage.
CARL N. DEGLER, Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America, rev. ed., chapter 10, section 4, p. 296 (1970).