America 's The Great Melting Pot

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America the great melting pot. Some have argued that the melting pot analogy is inaccurate. Instead America is like a tossed salad. A person can see all the individual ingredients that make up the salad. People will argue of what can go into a salad and what cannot go into just as people will argue about the place of certain groups with America. Some find disgust in certain groups of people and praise other. The situation is dynamic. The way people interact with groups are constantly changing and morphing due to different influences. Antisemitism is one of the ways people interact with the tossed salad that is America. Antisemitism in United States is on a decline because other groups are being used as scapegoats instead, Jews are not seen to pose a threat, a strong Holocaust remembrance, and the hatred of African Americans continues to be the predominate form of hate in the American context.
The FBI website lays out the numbers. The site has hate crime statistics up to 2014. In 2014 there were 609 anti- Jewish biased hate incidents compared to 1,621 Anti-Black or African American incidents. The 609 number is down almost 300 from the 887 Anti- Jewish incidents in 2010. Hate Incidents overall decreased from 2010 to 2014. In 2010 there were 6,628 incidents. In 2014 there were 5,479. Although hate crimes overall have decreased, Anti-Jewish incidents are decreasing faster in terms of percentage. From 2010 to 2014 Anti-Jewish incidents decreased approximately 31 percent.
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