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US no longer melting pot, to be politcally correct Answered

I heard today that to be politically correct the United States are no longer considered to be "a melting pot". I don't remember what it is now or where that idea came from though... but its no longer "a melting pot".

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maninamousesuit
maninamousesuit

13 years ago

well its bound to be this way....remember"Bring me your poor, your disposessed etc." melting pot fruit salad, choose your dish. ireland is getting loads of poles and czechs and our litle nation is better for it

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dsman195276
dsman195276

13 years ago

that is what my history teacher said. but he said now we are a "tossed salad!!!"

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, that's the phrase I heard several years ago. They need a new term for it.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, especially if someone make it a Fruit salad LOL

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

IDK a teacher talking about tossed salad strikes me as very funny.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

Well, the idea came from the idea that the United States has so many different ethnicities, cultures, immigrants, and people. We were considered a melting pot of culture.

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wingman246
wingman246

Reply 13 years ago

well i knew that much i just can't remember the new politically correct term for the US

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Yup, and the problem is that the cultures don't want to be completely mixed. They want to retain their identity.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

13 years ago

I'd think it more like a centerfuge'd test tube... Lots of layers of a fluid that was once homogenized - now the layers don't want to be mixed and can't be easily mixed...

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

Wow...A geeky, yet surprisingly very fitting, metaphor. Well said.