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America "“ A melting Pot of Ethnicity I had the opportunity to be the facilitator of the event "America's Multicultural Heritage" at Cypress College on February 6, 2001. The event was both educational and recreational. The multicultural video, which was shown, walked about the ethnic pattern developed within an American cultural context. The topic of discussion was America aptly called as the melting Pot. People from all over the world come to American with a dream in their eyes. They leave behind all ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life which they embrace, they new government they obey. Here in America, individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of man. The conception of America as a transforming nation, banishing old identities and creating a new one, prevailed through most of American History. America is often times compared to a crucible, the great melting and re-forming.

The melting pot is a metaphor which conveys the idea that America is a place where people of different culture and race come and live here in harmony and re assimilated with the life overhear. Their unique feature of the United States is that its common culture has been transformed by the interactions of its subsidiary cultures. It is a culture that has been influenced over time by immigrants, American Indians, Africans, Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Cubans, Hispanics, and many others. American music, art, literature, language, food, clothing, sports, holidays, and customs all show the effects of the mingling of diverse cultures in one nation. Paradoxical through it may seem; the United States has a common culture that is multicultural. America has also been called a melting pot. Technically a melting pot is a container in which separate materials, usually metals are heated together. The...