Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?

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Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?
For much of U.S. history, we have
prided ourselves on being a so-called Resources
melting pot. The process by which
different culture. groups are stirred g] DlSCUSSion Participation Scoring GUlde.
into the pot and create a common
culture is a form of assimilation. It is
in contrast to the notion that the United States is a salad bowl, where individuals maintain
elements of their cultural heritage, but mix with other individuals from diverse backgrounds to
create one big salad. This idea of the salad bowl corresponds with the concept of pluralism.
After completing the Unit 2 reading, answer each of the following questions in your initial post:
0 Which metaphor-the salad or the melting pot-do you think best describes the United States
historically?
0 Which metaphor do you think best describes our society today?
0 Is one pattern more beneficial for society than the other?

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