By: Christina Bein
Melting Pot was used as a metaphor for describing “the union of many nationalities, cultures, and ethnicities,” by Israel Zangwill in 1908.
What is now known as the United States, became home to people coming from various countries since as early as the 1500s. The Americas has a reputation for being a place for opportunity, freedom to live safer than where they were emigrating from, and freedom to exist at all.
As more and more people immigrated to the U.S. for work and refuge they brought with them their culture, thus creating a diverse country that allows everyone to experience different parts of the world on a local level.
In celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich culture we have now where we benefit from the diverse melting pot that supports our economy, builds on innovative discoveries, and positively shapes our future.
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