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melting pot

America as the home of many races and cultures. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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West Side Story addressed melting-pot America with searing honesty and bristling humor, not to mention terrific dancing.
Is "British" not a melting-pot sort of idea that dematerializes constituents like "Irish"?
Barnum's racial exhibits; Helen Hunt Jackson's best-selling novel about Native Americans, Ramona (1894); Israel Zangwill's influential play The Melting-Pot (1908); and the "revolutionary blackface" performed by the Symbionese Liberation Army in the nineteen-seventies.
Yet another melting-pot vision was promoted by the influential historian Frederick Jackson Turner (1861--1932).
But Njeri carefully distinguishes her own hopes for America's cultural future from the old melting-pot myth, which she criticizes as a one-way street toward homogenized "Anglicization.
Most Republicans contended that the United States, a melting-pot nation of immigrants, was becoming dangerously segregated into linguistic ghettos, which the federal government increasingly accommodated with documents, ballots and classes in languages other than English.
In our melting-pot environment, cuisines as well as cultures marry.