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"Melting Pot" theory versus "Salad Bowl" theory

What is your opinion of "Melting Pot" theory versus "Salad Bowl" theory when describing the culture of the United States?


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First off, as you briefly compare the two terms, I personally prefer to think that the salad bowl metaphor is more apt in terms of cultural symbolism and influence in America today than before in the past. Since the melting pot term seems to denote that ethnic groups have ...

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The "Melting Pot" theory versus "Salad Bowl" theory is briefly debated.