• Amy Roth wrote a new post, Poster Art: The Melting Pot Makes US Great (Stop The Hate), on the site Skepchick 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    I made a new poster for you to download and print at home.

    The current American administration would like you to think that immigrants coming in from Mexico and any other non-white country, are the cause of all […]

    • I thought the melting pot metaphor was supposed to be troublesome because it’s anti-diversity. In it we all melt in to some homogeneous slurry. Is there a new meaning I’m missing?

      • Not so much troublesome as there are better metaphors. In a melting pot, everything loses its individual identity and gets blurred together like the output of a juice machine or food processor. The better analogy I heard was to minestrone, where lots of individual items keep their own identities but take on aspects of all the other bits, making a result that is better than any of them. Beside, I like soup 🙂

    • I saw a new term used in a Canadian news article. We use multiculturalism up here to reflect diversity and the term intercultural was used to reflect underlying common values. As far as words matter, I think that’s a good one.