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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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In short, the emergence of melting pot regions as distinct from a broader American heartland is being fueled by continued renewal of new immigrant minorities in traditional gateway metropolitan areas of California, the Southwest, southern Florida, the eastern seaboard, and Chicago.
The aging of these whiter heartland regions will continue to contrast strongly with the younger immigrant presence in the melting pot gateways.
One of these regions we denote as a melting pot region, encompassing each of the individual "multiple melting pot" metro areas.