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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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The Melting Pot is testing a Best in Glass wine program of wines rated 90 points and higher, Brown says.
Dan Stone, CFE, is Chief Business and People Development officer for Front Burner, the management company for The Melting Pot.
HCS is actively pursuing sites for its first Melting Pot outlet which is likely to open next year in Dubai or Beirut, said a top official.
Unlike, for example, Nancy Foner's demythologizing historical comparison in From Ellis Island to JFK [New York, N.Y.: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000], Reinventing the Melting Pot tends to fall back on inaccurate generalizations about a static concept of assimilation.
Befitting the melting pot that is Los Angeles, the city celebrated an array of multicultural talent at the 14th annual Lester Horton Dance Awards.
With 0,000 residents, the historically Pennsylvania-German city has become an urban melting pot with a Latino population of nearly 39 percent.
Brian Yarvin's FARMS ND FOODS OF THE GARDEN STATE: A NEW JERSEY COOKBOOK (0781810833, $18.95) provides an examination of New Jersey's farms and recipes alike--but don't expect regional American alone; like most of the U.S., New Jersey's dishes have been changed by the melting pot influence and thus an Indian Chicken Vindaloo, Italian-Style Stewed Peppers, and Portuguese Kale Soup reflect the state's ethnic influences.
New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Melting Pot) by Tanya Holland, Stewart, Tabori & Chang October 2003, $30, ISBN 1-584-79289-2
They provided a melting pot of nationalities, cultures, beliefs and disciplines.
We are not quite a melting pot, but neither are we--to continue the culinary metaphor, as Huntington labels the melting pot (though it originally referred to the smelting of metals)--a salad of distinct components, each maintaining its difference, as multiculturalists would have it.
Many more people passed through the conference's Global Village described by the alliance as "a melting pot where everyone from sex workers to saffron-robed monks, massage therapists to meditation leaders, and artists to AIDS activists" shared ideas and experiences.
The Bowery, the neighborhood formerly known as a melting pot of homeless street dwellers and low-end retail establishments is getting a major facelift.
The United States really is no longer a "melting pot." Continual immigration and cultural identity has brought out the best in us as a society, and we, in the camp profession, have a meaningful way to help with this transformation for new ethnic groups.
I wonder if this reading of A View never surfaced in the past because ethnic identity was a subject distasteful to the liberal scholarly community and militated particularly against the American myth of the melting pot. 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.
It features the Melting Pot Panel to create multiline formulas to compute incoming/outgoing data as well as complete assess to MATLAB Script functionality for numerical computation, scientific graphics, and signal processing.