Melting Pot Vs Salad Bowl Essay

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“A multicultural society does not reject the culture of the other but is prepared to listen, to see, to dialogue and, in the final analysis, to possibly accept the other's culture without compromising its own,” said Reuven Rivlin. This means that as long as the culture does not interfere with another culture, the society will let it in, but if it does interfere they may have to change the culture. This brings up a question to be asked though, America, being one of the most advanced societies known for having many cultures in it, is it a melting pot or a salad bowl? Salad bowl referring to it takes in the culture and is never changed and just mixes in, while melting pot means that it takes in the culture, “melts” it down, and has one…show more content…
The ideal meaning for a melting pot would be a place where everyone has equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal benefits. In the 1960’s America was represented by a salad bowl at the time. In the 60’s there was mass development of racism, and hate towards other races. This was caused due to the culture mix, this is why the 60’s would be represented by a salad bowl. Luckily America has been changed and improved for the past 50 years. There’s always going to be supporters and critics for this agrument. Dimatteo 3 A melting pot is a metaphor for a society where many different types of people blend together as one. In my opinion, America is considered a melting pot, because with time generations of immigrants have melted together. They have abandoned their cultures to become totally assimilated into American society. The United States is a country of immigrants, A place where people from all over to build a better life. Some immigrants bring their families, others come alone with nothing. One thing that every immigrant brings with them is their culture. A person's culture is the customs and beliefs that they hold. A person's culture is tied to their relationship with their family and strongly tied to the country where they grew up. Many people come to America from so many different places all over the world. For this reason, many people call America a "melting pot" of cultures. Each immigrant’s

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