identities not native of her people, nor the discord that would come from the ability to follow those individual dreams while following the entrenched Americanized social systems. The truth may be found in a mantra, which was never meant for all Americans. “Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”, a great ideal, but one which seems to apply only those born into privileged white families, and who are considered the elite within the social stratification.
not welcome them. “Melting pot” is and was a very common term used for this time period. This term is used to describe America or other countries where races are mixed. Just like a pot used for melting food, America also takes any different variation of things and blends them together. In America, and specifically schools, we experience the melting pot effect, which is good so that we are exposed to different people and cultures. Indians, Asians, African American, and Caucasian are just a
The United States is known as the land of the “American Dream.” The American dream is the idea that every United States citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and imitative. People want to find success, so they can provide for themselves and their family better life that is why most of the people from all over the world migrate to the United States. The United States is a melting pot because of the diverse population and different
to as a melting pot. According to The Dorsey Dictionary of American Government and Politics, a melting pot is a sociological term that “implies (1) that each succeeding wave of immigrants to the United States blends into the general society and (2) that this melting is ideally what should happen” (Shafrtiz 348). The term is originally from Israel Zangwill’s play The Melting-Pot. In this play, he wrote “America is God’s Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all races of Europe are melting and reforming”
English 121 September 20, 2017 Major Profile Essay Will the real African-American please stand up? A popular term that is no longer politically correct. The 21st Century mindset of individualism is causing the American Melting Pot to give way to terms like “tomato soup” and “tossed salad” to describe Americanization of immigrants coming to the United States (BBC News). In this time of change a commonly used identifier, African-American, is becoming a controversial phrase that is moving out from under the
“What is an American?” What is an American? I thought about it for days. I was stalling. How do you truly answer this question? There are so many things an American can be, so many different perspectives. Luckily, I was asked for my opinion, no citing websites and reading books- just my thoughts. So, here they are, neatly focused on pieces of paper. Above all else, the people of America value Freedom -- freedom that is demonstrated in the way we value equality and embrace diversity.
of the US Department of State, "Becoming American: Beyond the Melting Pot" they stated that, "The United States has been ‘a permanently unfinished country' because it has been continuously built and rebuilt by immigration" (5). So what does it mean to be "American" in a country as diverse as the United States? In Immigration Issues: Major Issues in American history, Henry Bischoff stated, "The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else" (201). This acknowledges
American culture has become a melting pot, filled with the influence of every person that has entered its borders. With the rise of the technological age, there is Internet access and increased traveling that has led to acquired languages and cultures from across the globe. All over, cultural restaurants, dances and shopping centers are becoming successful out the exploitation of lifestyles from thousands of miles away. In the music industry, it is common to see artist borrow aspects from different
Computers Personal Computers Stephen Kemper August 12, 2012 ENGL 106-1203B-227 Instructor: Steven Huffman Abstract In this compare and contrast essay the graphics, RAM or random–access –memory, connectivity, optical drive, storage, and price were identified and explained in detail on the computers that were in question of purchasing for a company. The three computers examined for purchase by the company were the Hewlett Packard Compaq 6300 Small Form Factor desktop Personal Computer, the
The Mosaic of American Culture, It's No Melting Pot Culture is a behavior that consists of several critical elements, such as language, religion, race and ethnicity, clothing and politics. Culture is what one does in his/her daily life. In order to understand others, we must first keep in mind that every culture carries its own set of values and assumptions. Culture is an evolving, ever changing civilization, which includes several different groups people. For immigrants, America is a land of