the american mosaic

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Weems 1 Lara Weems Dr. Anu Celly Narula March 25, 2008 English 101-015 The American Mosaic “Fortunately, the time has long passed when people liked to regard the United States as some kind of melting pot, taking men and women from every part of the world and converting them into standardized, homogenized Americans. We are, I think, much more mature and wise today. Just as we welcome a world of diversity, so we glory in an America of diversity -- an America all the richer for the many different and distinctive strands of which it is woven.” –Hubert H. Humphrey (thinkexist.com). As Hubert Humphrey, the thirty-eighth vice president of the United States said, America is not a melting pot. The citizens of America will not one day evolve or “melt” into one another. Walking down the streets of Ellis Island, one will not find Americans whom are equal parts Asian, Indian, African, English, Hispanic and Irish. Instead one will find an Asian citizen speaking English, or an African citizen who practices Judaism. Each person is not transformed into a “homogenous” mixture of cultures. We are each individual and separate. Each person has his or her own culture and heritage, but because of the American Mosaic he may hold other cultural beliefs or practices as well. Because of the numerous amounts of cultures in America today, and the numerous
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Weems 2 amounts of religions and beliefs, each person is completely different, and has a different aspect of himself to donate to society. Those living in the same state, city, or neighborhood can easily live their life far differently than those around them. Even members of the same family may have different traditions and daily rituals. Citizens living in Martha’s Vineyard will not have the same traditions and values as those who live in Birmingham, Alabama or Albuquerque, New Mexico. Martha’s Vineyard is known for housing the most elite politicians, movie stars, and writers
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