In discussions of tossed salad and melting pot, a controversial issue is whether or not tossed salad is better than melting pot. Tossed salad represents multiculturalism. The tossed salad is colorful and it has unique and different ingredients it has the tomatoes, the lettuce, the cucumbers, the red and green and orange bell peppers and other ingredients. Each ingredient has its own unique color, texture and taste. What unites all these ingredients though is the dressing whether it is Italian, French or Ranch. They all come together to be able to form one thing. It is the same thing with a tossed salad society. Being part of a tossed salad means that one lives in a multicultural society in which one could find people of different races and ethnicities. People are of different skin colors. Each culture has there own unique language. Each culture has different ways of dressing and eating. They are able to maintain their culture and grow and become stronger but something still holds all these cultures together. The dream to be able to have a strong and united society. Melting pot on the other hand is a cultural assimilation it is like tomato soup. Many ingredients are used to be able to create the tomato soup but in the end it just has one flavor. All these ingredients are unique in their own way just like the ingredients from the tossed salad. They each have their own texture, taste and color. In the end though all these ingredients just come together and create one flavor that is unique. All the ingredients in one way or another loose their uniqueness, their color and texture and taste. The same thing happens with a melting pot society. Cultures come together to be able to form something new and unique. Each culture, in the beginning, has its own personality. They each have their own believes and languages. Slowly, they joined the melting pot and started to lose their cultural identity and form a new one. They are no longer unique... [continues]
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