a melting pot

melting pot

A place where a number of different people and cultures mix in harmony. America has traditionally been known as a great melting pot because of the diverse backgrounds and cultures of its citizens.
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a melting pot

A melting pot is a place or situation where there are many different types of people, cultures or ideas, all existing together. A melting pot of cultures, this region has always been inhabited by different ethnic groups. Barcelona was a melting pot of musical influences.
See also: melt, pot
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This country is not about to become a melting pot, it is already by far the biggest ethnic melting pot in Europe" - Writer Frederick Forsyth on the number of immigrants, legal and otherwise, in Britain.
It represents in fact a pattern of what may happen in many countries: an immigrant group becomes so large that it does not disappear into a melting pot but claims special privileges for itself and threatens the culture of its host country.
I confess that dematerializing, as long as it is done in a melting pot, still seems preferable to demonizing, but then I live in Kansas.
There never was a melting pot, there is not now a melting pot, and we are not headed toward a melting pot, at least not in the sense meant by its early proponents.
Presumably every piece of metal taken from a melting pot should have the same chemical composition.
The new results suggest, however, that the collision is creating a melting pot where the lines between India and Asia blur.
While once considered a melting pot where immigrants assimilated with the population, the United States has become a country where people of many different ethnic origins proudly retain their native language and culture.