Melting Pot

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A popular term for a region where multiple ethnic groups intermingle culturally, and often intermarry, resulting in increased genetic diversity
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For all its somewhat ahistorical idealism, the melting-pot metaphor still represents the standard around which fervent proponents of assimilation have rallied over the years.
These two corollaries of the melting-pot metaphor have long invited criticism by those who thought they were inconsistent with the ethnic realities of American society.
Cultural pluralism rejects melting-pot assimilationism not on empirical grounds, but on ideological ones.
And unlike today's Los Angeles, the melting-pot influence is gone.