Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Melting Pot?

Remember the American melting pot? A pot that has various ingredients and substances that were combined into one big pot with a unique flavor. I even remember School House Rock had a little jingle/clip about it. Wonder what happened to that concept? What made us uniquely Americans has now been lost in a sea of segregation, where we divide ourselves into slots of "....... - american", be it African American, Iranian American, Italian American...whatever. We seem to be loosing a sense of oneness, a national identity. We have traded the melting pot for a box of assorted chocolates, where we are all in the same box and resemble one another, but look on the inside and we are not alike. I like soup better than a box of chocolates. Not sure how Forrest Gump would take this post.

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