“I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.”
“You can’t be the "melting pot" if one or some ingredients refuse to intertwine with the rest. You’re more like the sorted piles on a chopping board.”
C. A. McCay
“Mirrors are ice which do not melt: what melts are those who admire themselves in them.”
“We have never been a melting pot. The fact is we are more like a tossed salad. We are green, some of us are oily and there's a little vinegar injected when you get up to Ottawa.”
“Only in the case of the Negro has the melting pot failed to bring a minority into the full stream of American life”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“Here the melting-pot stands open — if you're willing to get bleached first.”
“This Melting Pot of ours absorbs the second generation over a flame so high that the first is left encrusted on the rim.”
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