Melting Pot V. Tossed Salad

2125 Words Nov 25th, 2010 9 Pages
Tossed Salad Vs. Melting Pot In discussions of tossed salad and melting pot, a controversial issue is whether or not tossed salad is better than melting pot. Tossed salad represents multiculturalism. The tossed salad is colorful and it has unique and different ingredients it has the tomatoes, the lettuce, the cucumbers, the red and green and orange bell peppers and other ingredients. Each ingredient has its own unique color, texture and taste. What unites all these ingredients though is the dressing whether it is Italian, French or Ranch. They all come together to be able to form one thing. It is the same thing with a tossed salad society. Being part of a tossed salad means that one lives in a multicultural society in which one could …show more content…
While at home she doesn’t talk Chinese while eating at the dinner table out of respect. Outside of home though she speaks English and does things such as look people in the eye when they are speaking to her. She still followed the same traditions that the Chinese do back at China like hearing stories of Fa Mu Lan .When she was outside, she acted like any American child would she would dress like an American and talk like one. She was part of a tossed salad society because she did not lose her cultural identity but she was still connected to society by being an American at the same time. She had to learn to speak two languages and learn how to follow the traditions of two societies. Through a tossed salad, people do not lose the language and traditions that their ancestors learned many years back. These traditions continue to prosper and grow stronger. People are still able to be part of another society that accepts them for who they are. They are not forced to follow strict rules to be part of one society. They do not need to forget all those old traditions that have followed their family for years. For example, like speaking the language that their ancestors spoke and eating the same foods that they used to eat. Through a melting pot society, people would not have to struggle to be able to be part of two societies because they are expected to follow the same traditions that everyone else does. They do not have the cultural
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