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melting pot

America as the home of many races and cultures. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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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.
McCaleb made clever use of the melting-pot metaphor, allowing her gliding designs and cross-cultural images to blur in a seamless flow of movement.
A popular way of getting hold of the assimilation idea has been to use a metaphor, and by far the most popular metaphor has been that of the "melting pot," a term introduced in Israel Zangwill's 1908 play of that name: "There she lies, the great Melting-Pot - Listen