Instead, our legal system imposes its values on all who come before it. Heck, there was even the Schoolhouse Rock video I watched as a kid, where all these various Americans of different origins jumped into a big pot to be mixed together as Americans. People are bringing their cultures and differences to the United States thus resulting in what is called a melting pot; however, I would argue that America should no longer be called a melting pot. I would be interested in any evidence you have to this end - certainly in Glasgow there are a lot of Muslims, and a fairly good level of integration in most areas, barring some of those where Assylum seekers have been 'dumped' by local government. The vast majority of immigrants in America are Christians or from a broadly Christian background whereas the largest number of immigrants in Europe are Muslims or at least of other faiths. If you don't conform to the mainstream culture you'll be seen as a foreigner that doesn't belong. He understands that as far as the Constitution is concerned, all religion is created equal.
I live in England and as a history graduate I know that racism and discrimination was perpetrated against immigrants that moved America in order to make them fit into the nation state that the settler colonists desired. Then, is such an arrangement still a group? This idea led to the realization that a community can prosper if it recognizes and embraces the culture of each of its cultural groups. Match the beginnings and the ends of the following sentences: 1. For a very long time immigrants were welcome with open arms to America with no restrictions to keep certain people out of the loop. They do not have to feel ashamed of whom they are because we have established that every human in America is equally important and part of a team when it comes to creating a diverse country.
A diverse nation is something to be proud of and it will only help creating better decisions as a whole. The United States is often referred to as a melting pot of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. I think if there were things might be a little easier. Thus at the deepest level of religious affiliation immigrants in America are already assimilated. Basically, this means that different cultures should peacefully coexist with each other. Some of the bigger cities are diverse but for as long as America has existed, immigrants were forced to assimilate and to adopt the cultural norms of the Anglo saxon descended majority or face social ostracism and racism like Black Americans faced. It is not easy to put this ideal into practice, but multiracial society is now a reality and we must learn to live together in the best possible way.
These pieces of heritage are most often identified with hyphens — African-American, Irish-American, Italian-American, Jewish-American, Muslim-American, Latino-American and so on. British names and surnames continue to dominate and other names are mocked for example. You would expect new arrivals to be generally poorer than more established and better off locals - thats a global pattern. The founders, while perhaps not anticipating the level at which people of the world would be drawn to our country, nevertheless made it possible to happen. A person need not be a Christian or any other religion in order to be a citizen. In this view, people of various backgrounds add unique contributions that create a diverse cultural stew.
For people in the United States, immigration has particular resonance. They might even reach a conclusion or at least have an opinion ready. There are a wide variety of responses and I suggest that you read the questionnaire and results before dismissing them. I believe in diversity as well. While the melting pot model supports the formation of a unique society, in reality, such blends usually show the dominant group subordinating other cultures because of its prevalence in the region.
This means that we have a wide variety of cultures, heritages, ethnic backgrounds, views and opinions. And so, the world has come. Without culture, everyone is the same. But in time laws and social mores changed, making the United States today the most inclusive and tolerant nation in the world, the destination of choice for millions desiring greater freedom and opportunity. You can even see this in that old Schoolhouse Rock video. Ultimately, though, they had to make their first loyalty to America and its ideals. Europe is in some ways less experienced than America in handling immigration.
We also use the term hyphenated to illustrate the double identity e. The great thing about America is that it is like a salad bowl; both pickles and tomatoes can share the same salad bowl and taste good together without being the same vegetable. Salad Bowl Multiculturalism is also known as ethnic diversity relating to communities containing multiple cultures. We learned that the melting pot was an outdated metaphor for what Americans were supposed to be. I know that a Church near where I live does lots of work with asylum seekers who have been housed in Glasgow, and one of the support activities is teaching them English. I know from my own experience that my Spanish is not what it used to be, even though I took two years of Spanish in high school. While in a salad bowl people tend to hold on to their own culture upon arrival and do not take on the characteristics of a new society.
Most of the original slaves were probably Muslim but they are now mostly Christian. He has done a series of intriguing experiments using computer-stimulated problem-solving agents to demonstrate the positive effects of diversity. The history of the southwestern states and Puerto Rico is a history of Hispanic peoples from before the U. I totally disagree in terms of the picture the European media presented. We all work and do what we need to. This can be applied to the demographic make-up of a specific place and sometimes at the organizational level such as schools, neighborhoods or nations.
This is where a tunnel vision is created within America, because nobody bothers to explore and look outside the box. New Orleans is a reminder that there is a way to go. ? While that remains to be seen, we have no one to blame but the creators of our own Constitution. Considering you can truly draw something from all e ditterences. The idea of nation is a nice illusion, but you only need to look as far as politics to see that there is no concensus on anything! Sweden, for instance, has seen no change in crime despite allowing in a large swathe of Syrian refugees in 2016 and 2017. Statistics are empty facts until their context and meaning is exposed.