American Mosaic

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American Mosaic
Mosaic is a decorative art form that creates new images from many small pieces of dissimilarly colored materials. Through creative arrangement of different jumbled pieces, Mosaic artists can achieve a brand-new image that delivers greater beauty and more meaningful than the sum of all the pieces that makes up the mosaic. Similar to mosaic, many countries are consists of citizens with different racial and cultural backgrounds. As most people known that the most unique country is America, a land which has long attracted individuals from all over the worlds because of its embrace for openness and freedom. The United States is well-known for its diversities, which are consisting of different language, religions, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities and etc. In the readings, Reed presents ample evidences of American diversity through historical examples. Mukherjee discussed the success of United States as a melting pot of a diverse population with her personal experiences as an Indian immigrant who has lived in both Canada and United States. Moreover, Schlesinger warned us about the inevitable conflicts resulting from the blending of people if individual differences are overly emphasized. According to the authors, despite the fact that America still has some invertible challenges to work with, the U.S. has capoted in becoming a well-diversified and the most unique country in the world. The United States is the most unique country in the world due to it has being both multiethnic and multinational. In the article “America: The Multinational Society,” Ishmael Reed tells us the reason behinds the uniqueness of American is because of its mixing of multiculturalism and the positive influences from other nations. As an Afro-American, Reed describes his experiences about the cultural diversity occurred in different places in America; and he thinks that the majority of cultural influences originated from Western nations, especially the European. Through several examples, Reed points out that America was able to foster a strong domestic culture, which embrace the foreign cultural influences and integrate them into the new culture. For instances, in Dallas Airport, you could find signs with both Spanish and English; In American university, you could the know “white” professor from Yale University who is interested in the study of Afro-American culture, and all the participants in his seminar could speak Yoruba although they were never been Africa; Perhaps the most telling example is the multicultural painting of African and Afro-American hanging in a McDonald’s restaurant which epitomizes American readily accept the culture from a different continent and integrate it into its own.. These phenomena of multiethnic and multinational are ubiquitous in America, whence the place has the powers of blend diverse cultures and change the thoughts and behaviors of different people to suit the new world. “ The world is here—[America],” where is the only crisscross place and the ample repository of diverse cultures throughout the world.(P46) People from different countries immigrated to the U.S. for the reason that its democracy and the equal opportunity to live better. For Bharati Mukherjee, a beatific Indo–American is one of the numerous American dreamers. In her article “American Dreamer,” she emphasizes that the U.S. is a successfully diversified nation by the contrast with other nations through her own experiences. Mukherjee was born and grew up in a middle-class family in India, and moved to Canada with her husband lately. However, in these ten years, Mukherjee felt so uncomfortable since immigrated to Canada because she was always considered as a foreigner in this country. She couldn’t find the equal position compare with other Canadians. Even to the attitude of Canadian government about their immigrants. There were more than a hundred of Indo–Canadians involved in an aero accident. However, the Canadian Premier just made...
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