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Making sense of multiculturalism

Jan 14, 2020 - Tampa Bay Times

In the early 1900s, Henry Ford ran his company's English Melting Pot School. Graduation was a public spectacle in which the auto maker's foreign-born employees, dressed in Old World costumes and carrying signs noting their birthplace, marched into a large, kettle-shaped prop labeled "Melting Pot." Moments later, they would emerge dressed in neat business suits and waving small American flags. Blending in once was considered the ideal in America. But as the racial and ethnic nature of the nation ...