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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.
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Dan Stone, CFE, is Chief Business and People Development officer for Front Burner, the management company for The Melting Pot.
To educate guests who wanted to learn more about the spirit, The Melting Pot had whiskey brand ambassadors--a growing number of whom are female--give presentations at several locations.
HCS co-managing partner Mohamed Kamal Charafeddine said, "With the ever-growing international clientele in this region, we are confident that The Melting Pot will carve its own niche in this competitive market.
New features include linearization algorithms for direct thermocouple support; XY display, oscilloscope, and spectrum panels for real-time display of incoming and processed data; and File Writer, an extension of the Melting Pot that accommodates fast file I/O.
According to a study by the Reason Public Policy Institute, older suburbs are maturing into thriving melting pots.
Indeed, this ancient art is making a strong comeback of late: From the patchwork screens of CNN to the parceled urbanism of New York and Marseilles, from models for the structure of genes to the covers of magazines, or by way of the fragmented and kaleidoscopic narratives of today's novels, the mosaic has imposed itself as a form that structures our world, superseding such old models as the melting pot, the Deleuzian rhizome, and the network.
Gerald Gordon, vice chairman of the forum and president and CEO of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Economic Development Authority, says, "Our county has become the new melting pot for business men and women from all backgrounds.
Crevecoeur's image of the United States as a melting pot had little basis in fact.
You know America always put forth this phony melting pot theory, but it's a reality now.
At the same time, many of the melting pot metros saw drops in the white suburban population during the 1990s.
Add the fact that these guys make up one completely cosmopolitan motley crew--Molko is a bisexual American; bassist Stefan Olsdal, a gay Swede; and drummer Steve Hewitt, a heterosexual Brit--and you have what Molko has called "an extremely interesting melting pot of emotions.
Thus, the great melting pot subsumed cultures of origin and created an American identity that was tied to one of three religions: Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish.
In the US, a country dominated by immigrants, the concept of the melting pot is being challenged by those who prefer the idea of a mosaic or a patchwork.
America's melting pot may soon be a thing of the past, according to a report by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), titled "Demographics 2010: America's Changing Face and Its Impact on Retailing," which was based on an industry issues roundtable at PLMA's Annual Washington Conference.
The role of factory as community organizer and melting pot came about not because of state mandate but rather as a practical result of the needs of industry and workers alike.