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The Melting Pot

- The USA may be a melting pot of cultures, but it seems as if it expects only other cultures to assimilate. Not only are most of my family's multiracial traditions forgotten, but I am also ignorant to cultures outside of the USA. I have never been able to live or visit outside the box of my country. I don’t wish to see such a tiny view of the world. Even though I live in a western culture, I don't know how other western cultures live. As a country, it feels as if the USA is too young to even begin to comprehend world culture....   [tags: multiracial traditions, assimilation]

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The Great Melting Pot Of The World

- ... A few of these diseases are known as influenza, small pox, and the measles (Kincheloe). It is believed that almost 90 percent of the Native Americans were wiped out due to the diseases, and now Native American descendants that are left in America rounds up to only 1.4 percent of the United States.(“Native Americans”). Kinchoeloe says, “As of today, North Carolina recognizes only a small amount of Indian tribes known as the Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Sappony, and Waccamaw-Siouan” (Kincheloe)....   [tags: United States]

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Religion Is The Melting Pot Of The World

- When we take a look at America it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it is the melting pot of the world. There are different cultures, races, and backgrounds that are mixed together in this country. We take certain aspects from other cultures and add it to the American culture so it is constantly growing and evolving. Discussing religion in America can be a complex task as there are so many different types of religion that are practice today. Quakers left Europe to come to America to get away from the Catholic Church and to have religious freedom....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Faith]

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`` Melting Pot Of The World ``

- America has been referred to as the, “Melting pot of the World,” since 1908, or most recently, used by one of my high school history teachers, “The Tossed Salad of the World.” She felt melting pot was too harsh a term since it insinuated assimilation rather than acceptance, which in many cases, including modern America, is the case. However, the manner in which Americans tend to handle these new cultures attempting to seek refuge in pursuit of a prosperous, more fulfilling life than is an entirely different story itself....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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The Melting Pot Image Of America

- ... According to the Census Bureau, “by the year 2100, the U.S. minority population will become the majority with non-Hispanic whites making up only 40% of the U.S. population” (“How important is cultural diversity at your school?”). It is crucial for students to develop cultural awareness and are engaging in the acts of citizenship, not only within schools and surrounding areas but as active members of the global community. Students being culturally aware comes central when interacting with individuals out of the norm....   [tags: Culture, Education, United States]

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Normalcy: The "Melting Pot" and Individuality

- Lately, it would be difficult to find a person who speaks in the elaborate way that nearly all of Shakespeare’s characters do; we do not describe “fortune” as “outrageous” or describe our obstacles as “slings and arrows,” neither in an outward soliloquy or even in our heads. Lately, people do not declare their goals in the grandiose fashion that members of royal family of Thebes proclaim their opposing intentions: Antigone’s to honor her brother and Kreon’s to uphold his decree. Lately, people do not all speak in one unified dialect, especially not one that belongs specifically to the British upper class; Jack and Algernon’s dialogue is virtually identical, excepting content....   [tags: patterns, characters, dialect, speech]

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America Is Considered The Melting Pot

- America is a very young nation compared to many other countries. One of the more interesting aspects of the United States are its diverse cultures. The United States of America became a way for many people to escape the hardships of their country and start fresh. Early on there was a lot of land that people could claim and create farms and businesses. It was a government by the people and for the people, which gave everyone a chance to put their opinion in for how they felt the country should be runed....   [tags: United States]

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Myths of the Melting Pot

- Perhaps, the “Melting Pot” myth gained strength during the Industrial Revolution. With millions of immigrants entering the United States, culture was changing within the United States. Americans set a high standard for there society and everyone wanted to be accepted. There was a social requirement to live in a civil society creating together the “American Dream,” which leads to prosperity. Many immigrants moving to the United States brought with them various traditions of their culture and after moving, they repressed such beliefs and forged ahead with a new way of “American Thinking.” The rituals and traditions of such societies should have brought diversity to this nation’s culture howev...   [tags: Culture ]

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The Melting Pot of Opportunity

- The United States is sometimes referred to as “melting pot”, “land of opportunity” and “The land of Free”. These are names that acknowledge the fact that the nation is made up of a wide variety of peoples from different parts of the world. These names in many ways symbolize a chance of “new beginnings” to some people who wish to come to America. Immigration is generally recognized as an economic benefit, despite claims that foreign workers take jobs from citizens and resident aliens. Our text tells us that “numerous studies have been conducted and suggest that overall wages for citizens’ increase when migrant workers fill jobs that others are not qualified to perform or those jobs that other...   [tags: the land of free, immigration]

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The Melting Pot Myth

- America for centuries has given a sense of hope to many throughout the world, since it allowed the chance for individuality among its citizens. Immigrants have traveled in masses to this country in order to express their religion freely in the hopes of not being judged or chastised. The newly found inhabitants of America all wanted to live the “American Dream” full of opportunities. This dream brought many people with different ethnicities together, causing them to interact and eventually begin to accept one another....   [tags: immigrants, diverse, ethnic]

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Upsetting the Melting Pot

- Fiery colors dance around the citrus-tasting room, leaving a trail of vibrant fabric and food in its wake. In the aromatic swirls of spice and zest, cheers of “Feliz año Nuevo!” fruity as succulent oranges fill the room so carefully decorated with bright greens and yellows. It is the New Year in New Mexico, and this family is celebrating according to their traditions just like the rest of the USA. This is the picture of something very important to our society. It is multiculturalism and diversity, in heritage and traditions, and gives our country equality, peace, and new viewpoints....   [tags: freedom to practice traditions in the US]

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The Myth Of A Utopian Society : The Melting Pot

- The Myth of a Utopian Society: “The Melting Pot” The central theme of this essay is to analyze the metaphor used to describe the United States as a “Great Melting Pot.” Once, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed: ‘‘We Americans are the children of the crucible. It has been our boast that out of the crucible, the melting pot of life in this free land, all the men and women of all the nations who come hither emerge as Americans and as nothing else ...” The enthusiastic attitude showed in this quote by President Roosevelt is very strong and powerful in urging immigrants to transform into Americans....   [tags: United States, Theodore Roosevelt]

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Immigration: Is America Really a Melting Pot?

- Zangwill (1908) wrote, “ God is making the American!...the real American had not yet arrived. He will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman…the glory of America, where all races and nations come to labor and look forward.” This is an exert from the play “The Melting Pot.” Israel Zangwill was Jewish born in England, January 21, 1864 in London, England. Besides the “The Melting Pot,” Zangwill used his pen to defend women’s suffrage, Jewish emancipation, assimilation and Zionism....   [tags: mulitculturalism, immigration, immigrants]

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The American Melting Pot is a Really a Stew

- The United States is a nation of, largely, assimilated immigrants that spans back over 200 years. Or at least it used to be. Today an American is an American that retains their cultural identity to their homeland. America is a nation of multiple cultures and races thrown together haphazardly but still one whole. The term salad bowl would seem fitting would it not. We used to be considered a melting pot, a blend of multiple cultures and races that were American. America is a melting pot because we are Americans, not matter where we came from, we are here now in the United States, and that is our culture....   [tags: American Immigration]

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The United States As A Melting Pot Of Nations

- The United States is commonly known as a melting pot of nations, in which people from around the world have immigrated to form a homogeneous yet varied culture. Although we come from different ethnic groups, we are usually bound together through our common English language. This becomes an issue, however, when immigrants are not familiar with English and the American culture, and instead attempt to keep their own heritage alive. They are often torn between identities through language, the one they speak at home, which they are familiar with, and the one they must adhere to in public....   [tags: United States, United Kingdom, Culture]

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The Fundamental Ideology Of The American Melting Pot

- The fundamental ideology of the ‘American melting pot,’ as some tend to refer to it as, is conceptually humanistic and innovative. The idea of having a variety of different cultures all inhabiting a common place, amidst different paradigms, dogma’s, religious catechism’s, and other defining traits, while ideally being tolerant and accepting of all different views and walks of life is essentially as humanistic as a society can be. This would in essence boost the morale of the country and expose its people to a plethora of global phenomena’s that would otherwise be unrepresented by a singular cultured society....   [tags: United States, Sociology, Minority group]

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Eclecticism: The Melting Pot of Education

- Eclecticism: The Melting Pot of Education "Plasticene and self-expression will not solve the problems of education. Nor will technology and vocational guidance; nor the classics and the Hundred Best Books" (Aldous Huxley, English novelist, essayist, critic). If this is true, what will solve the problems of education. Hundreds have tried to answer that question and yet have said the same things over and over. A pure philosophy has never solved the problem of what to do about the education of the masses or the education of the individuahls, and because of that fact, I have not chosen any specific philosophy....   [tags: Eclectic Teaching Philosophy Essays]

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The Melting Pot: Interracial Marriages

- Interracial Marriages 2 The Melting Pot: Interracial Marriages To be or not to be. Once again this is the question. In the past, social scientist and society in general, categorized people involved in interracial romances as disturbed, or they labeled these relationships as acts of rebellion, or attempts to move up on the social ladder (Majete 2000, 1). Today this no longer seems to be the case. However, this can still be quite controversial. Part of the reason for this controversy begins with the fact that there were laws barring intermarriage between persons of color and whites in forty of our fifty states until 1967, when the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The American Melting Pot By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

- ... Brooklyn, a film directed by John Crowley, is about a woman named Eilis who immigrates to America in the 1950’s from Ireland. Eilis’ immigration experience can be compared to Ifemelus’ experience when immigrating to America.Eilis was originally from Ireland and decided to go to Brooklyn for a better life. This is similar to Ifemelu who came to America for a better education. However, Eilis didn’t face prejudice like Ifemelu did and that was because she was white. When Ifemelu came to America she had to take someone else 's identity and fake her accent....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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The Melting Pot Theory

- The Melting Pot Theory In the 1800’s and the early 1900’s, some people gave the America the name, the melting pot. People imagined this because thousands and thousands of immigrants coming from around the world were coming into the United States in hope of a better life. So most people imagined that all these different cultures were being poured into a giant pot called America, heated to a low boil and molded into one kind of person. If one steps back and thinks about this theory, it isn’t entirely true....   [tags: immigration in America]

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The Cultural Melting Pot

- Instructional Setting I am currently teaching in a Middle school setting with just over 800 student’s right around 400 per grade. The student body is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students. I only teach 8th grade students. I currently teach a general education P.E. class designed around the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards. My classroom is a full sized gymnasium. I currently teach with one other P.E. teacher who covers the 7th grade. We are in the gym at the same time, her classes usually consists of about 20 to 25 students....   [tags: cultural issues, learning environment]

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The American Melting Pot

- The mantra of the United States advertises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as inalienable rights in the quest for the dream of living free to follow your aspirations. Our founding fathers could not have foreseen the greed of today’s capitalism, the challenges of individual identities not native of her people, nor the discord that would come from the ability to follow those individual dreams while following the entrenched Americanized social systems. The truth may be found in a mantra, which was never meant for all Americans....   [tags: morality, ethic groups, white ideologies]

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The American Melting Pot

- The American Melting Pot The North and South American continents have been inhabited from ancient times by migrating humans. The first migrations are believed to have occurred by Asians who crossed the frozen Bering Strait from Siberia. When Columbus first crossed the great Atlantic Ocean he mistakenly labeled these natives ‘Indians’, believing he had arrived in India. Europeans then began migrating in mass to this ‘new world’ dividing up the lands of the aboriginals into nations. The greatest of these nations became the United States, which included peoples who had migrated mostly from Western Europe, slaves that had been brought over from Africa and the original natives....   [tags: Immigration History Immigrants Essays Papers]

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The Mosaic of American Culture, It's No Melting Pot

- The Mosaic of American Culture, It's No Melting Pot Culture is a behavior that consists of several critical elements, such as language, religion, race and ethnicity, clothing and politics. Culture is what one does in his/her daily life. In order to understand others, we must first keep in mind that every culture carries its own set of values and assumptions. Culture is an evolving, ever changing civilization, which includes several different groups people. For immigrants, America is a land of opportunity; for others it is just the best country in the world because of its economic success and/or its democratic political system....   [tags: Sociology Culture USA Essays]

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The Chaos of the Melting Pot: Multiculturalism in Bharati Mukherjee’s Fiction

- Bharati Mukherjee has distinguished herself among the ground-breaking novelists in the genre of diasporic Indian literature. Her account of the experience of the diaspora and its effect upon women provide the readers with an insight into the lives of South-Asians who currently reside in the United States. This paper aims to study how Bharati Mukherjee has captured the chaos of the Melting Pot about the Indian immigrant experiences in America in her short stories and novels. The longing for the security of home and comfort of their own culture creates a conflict known only to those born in the third world, burdened with the choice of living in the West....   [tags: cultural diversity, ethnic societies]

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Immigration Reform The Great American Melting Pot Or Just Tomato Soup

- Immigration law and reform tend to be a major issue in American Society and Politics today. Numerous immigrants come across the border today into the United States seeking freedom, jobs and a better way of life which is not much different than what people were doing when this country was first established. The birth of the United States came from immigrants of various races, nationalities and cultures that developed the foundation of where it stands today. With all these various groups of individuals coming together a metaphor was coined from a 1908 play as America being the “Melting Pot” as all these groups broke from the segregation provided from their homeland into Communities where all...   [tags: immigration laws, discrimination, naturalization]

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America Is A Melting Pot Which Accounts For People Of All Different Cultures And Backgrounds

- America is a melting pot which accounts for people of all different cultures and backgrounds. Although America has yet to declare an official language, our official language recognized all around the world is Standard English. As with many languages around the world, American Standard English branches off into several dialects be it Southern, Midwestern, or New England, which are separated by region. American Linguist William Labov published his work The Study of Nonstandard English in 1969. Labov argues that it is imperative that educators contextualize non-standard English using standard English, and that Standard English and Nonstandard English are more closely related than many instructo...   [tags: English language, Dialect, Language]

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America Is A Melting Pot For Different Races, Genders, And Social Status

- ... The mammy as discussed in class is someone that is somewhat of a nurse or made of the house. Along with being someone who is loyal to her family, the mammy’s role is conflicting because in reality she is still a slave. We notice in the film that the Cameron’s Mammy is someone that is always stubborn and at times when around other African Americans has a sense of entitlement and is above the black northerners. The film focuses around these minstrels and portraying southern confederates as heroes who are fighting off the northerners and violent African Americans....   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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America Is The Melting Pot, People From All Over The World

- America is known as the melting pot; people from all over the world come to the U.S. for a new and better life. As Americans, we are proud of our country 's diverse views, ideas, and beliefs. No two people have the same perspective in life and that is completely accepted in our beautiful diverse country, or so I thought. There are still places all over the country where a certain minority is not fully accepted or is questioned for their beliefs- trust me, I 've experienced it firsthand. I grew up in one of the most cultural diverse cities in the U.S.; no one ever asked why I was brown skinned and covered my head....   [tags: Question, Interrogative word, United States]

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White Racial Identity Development : A Modern Day Melting Pot Country

- ... In this case, Rita Hardiman’s five stage development model, the third stage of Resistance stage has the potential for a life altering struggle for a White individual. Not only does the White individual deal with the inner struggle of racism, but they also reject their racist beliefs and their whiteness as well, which could leave a sense of loss, estrangement, and grief (Spanierman & Soble, 2010). As the White person pushes through the remainder of the stages, they will embrace the acceptance of the multicultural differences and develop a positive sense of White identity....   [tags: Racism, White people, Color, Race]

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America the Melting Pot or America the Salad Bowl?

- Sociology professor Morrie Schwartz once said, "Rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble…” (Albom 149). Although not stated as clearly or concisely, the vast majority of Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories retell the truths told above. Three stories in particular; "A Temporary Matter," "When Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot

- Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot The core standards of America are founded, in principle, on the basis of its diversity and equality among citizens. Begin- ning with its Declaration of Independence, the United States distinguished itself from other modern nation-states by establishing a country of men who were different but equal. Yet, despite the unifying images America projects within and beyond its borders, the idea behind E Pluribus Unum does not resound as one might assume it would....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Canada, Melting-Pot of the Twenty First Century

- Canada, Melting-Pot of the Twenty First Century Every country in the world has its own cultural uniqueness. What makes Canada even more unique than other countries is the fact that it is a melting-pot of many other cultures. What happened when all these cultures came together and started having contact with each other is that each culture proved itself exclusive but somewhat compatible with the other cultures. That may have caused people of different ethnic groups not to bond in such successful ways; nevertheless there still exists a strong attachment between an individual and their roots....   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]

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The Superiority of One Race in the United States

- During the up-rise of the United States formulation of the ideology of race superiority and inferiority came into play. As immigrants and other foreign people were making their way into the United states which created an uproar in American society. The reconstruction of Americans to allow the immigrants and foreigners was believed to create a more efficient and effective way for America to become a world power but it also instilled fear of losing basis of American culture. For Americans, it became a crucial turning point for them to dominant against other races by further justifying themselves as the superior race with foreign market affairs, scientific reasoning, whiteness as social categor...   [tags: immigrant, foreigners, melting pot]

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How to Give American Students a Billingual Education

- ... Despite the lingering criticism from the 1980s, President Clinton reenacts the bilingual education law in 1994; however, President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, which requires all students to meet standards otherwise schools will receive penalties, negates the bilingual education law (Jost 1039). Since 1998, many states have passed loopholes bypassing the teaching of another language similar to California’s Proposition 227 stating the specific teaching method of English immersion, when students only receive instruction in English, for English language learners....   [tags: melting pot, immersion, neuroscientists]

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USA: The Land of the Individualism and Freedom

- ... so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.” (Bradbury 156-157). It is a dream shared by many — to be able to leave behind a mark so permanent as to instill yourself in history forever, to be set apart from the nameless mass of ordinary people, to be somebody. People wish to become the next big superstar, the next Bill Gates, the next Albert Einstein, the next Mark Zuckerberg, the next Thomas Edison, or the next President of the United States....   [tags: opportunity, melting pot]

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Geography: A Brief Description of Singapore

- Brief Description Singapore started off as a multiracial country and its population was made up of a melting pot of different immigrants from different countries. Over the years, our medium of communication between the different races has been modified and peppered with numerous phrases from different languages from different dialects such as Hokkien and Malay. These phrases include “lah”, “waliao”, and “makan”. This Singaporean Slang is known as Singlish. Singlish is widely recognized by both local Singaporeans and foreigners alike, and anyone who can speak a fluent Singlish is considered a true-blue Singaporean....   [tags: multiracial, melting pot, immigrants]

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Cultural Diversity in New York City

- “Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character,” affirmed Julie Bishop. From my perception, New York City is one of the most densely inhabited metropolitan collection of cultural diversity in the world in which structures our temperament. New York City applies an imperative influence upon trade, economics, mass communication, skill, style, and education. Frequently it is known that New York City is a crucial core for global politics and has been depicted as the ethnic headquarters of the globe....   [tags: melting pot of cultures]

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The Canadian Mosaic Vs. The U.S. Melting Pot

- Canada is internationally recognized as a culturally diverse nation that emphasizes the concept of “The Mosaic”. No other country in the world encompasses inhabitants from so many different backgrounds who exhibit strong loyalty towards Canada, while still preserving their cultural heritage. This is contrasted to the American ideal of the "Melting Pot", which attempts to shape all of their citizens into a set mold. Canada’s philosophy is believed to be more effective and respectful than that which is possessed by our American neighbours....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Experience: Southern Island Princess

- America is called the melting pot because of the diverse people and cultures that makes up our beautiful country. My parent were raised in different cultures and surroundings. Raised in Turks and Caicos, my mom grew up on a tiny island in the British Islands. My dad is a southern gentlemen who was raised in a petite town named Bennettsville South Carolina. Somehow my parents met, and had four wonderful children, of course, I am the oldest of them. My parent never gave up their heritage; on the other hand, they found a balance for my siblings and I to get a true understand of each of my parents back ground when it came to family traditions and views about education and discipline....   [tags: melting pot, culture, ]

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The Power of Language

- The American society is a melting pot of different cultures, race, and languages. Living in America does not mean that someone is a natural born American or a perfect English speaker. Many people who migrated to America face discrimination due to their inability to speak proper English. In her essay, “Mother Tongue,” author Amy Tan examines the various struggles she faces with her identity through language and the perspective American society has on Asian-American immigrants. Throughout the essay, Tan studies the development of the different Englishes that she uses in different settings....   [tags: culture, melting pot]

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Stuck in the Middle

- America is classified as the largest melting pot in the world. There are different beliefs, religions, and cultures that make up America and every individual in it. These may be great contributors to our nation, but unfortunately there are another major factors that aren't being taken under consideration by the individuals that pertain to the nation. This factor would be the acceptance of hybridity within a family. Individuals believe America is all about freedom, liberty, and equality. Little do they know there is more being contributed in an individuals daily life....   [tags: melting pot, religions, cultures]

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The Different with America

- America is different from other places, it always has been. The reason why is America has a vast variety of “…people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different languages, and more different in their modes of worship.” America is an immense melting pot. Together they all help America strive in every field of technology, work, and life because of all of these differences. Thomas Paine’s characterization of America does not hold true today. Society in America is exceedingly different compared to 1791, the government is not impartial, the poor are overburdened, and the rich are extremely privileged....   [tags: melting pot, government, freedom]

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American Exceptionalism: Why We Are Different from Other Nations

- American Exceptionalism On the first day of class, I wasn’t so sure what the term “American Exceptionalism” meant, but by the end I have figured it out. American Exceptionalism is the notion that America is uniquely different from the other nations. The reason America is “uniquely different” from the other nations is because, the world expects America to lead, have values, pursue freedom, be diverse and open, and also practice democracy. Being a democratic nation makes us the city upon the hill....   [tags: democracy, melting pot, freedom, values]

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Summary Of ' New Jersey : Barricade Books Inc.

- J’van Maharaj Arons, Ron. The Jews of Sing Sing. New Jersey: Barricade Books Inc. June 1st, 2008 Aron’s, Ron mission behind this literature was to give insight on the Jewish individuals’ committing criminal activity, “The Jews of Sing Sing” represents Jewish crime in New York City, and also in deeper detail crimes that were committed by the Jews. In addition it shows how the criminals contradicted what Jewish people are taught in their belief. Arons took a step further by gathering facts on the Jews that were incarcerated in Sing Sing, which is a prison located in upstate New York....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Melting pot, Jews]

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Globalization : The Globalization Of Culture

- The Globalization of Culture Globalization is a phenomenon that arose from the industrial revolution in the 19th century, and has been progressively expanding since. According to Joan Ferrante (2015), globalization is the “ever increasing flow of goods, services, people…and other cultural items across political boundaries.” There is much speculation associated with globalization in terms of social and economic growth, but the cultural aspects of globalization are often overlooked and misconstrued with global Americanization (Legrain 2003)....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Anthropology, Melting pot]

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The Title of Arthur Miller´s The Crucible

- 1. The Crucible refers to a melting pot, a test of endurance, and the carrying of the cross. Explain why this is an appropriate title for this play. Essay on The Crucible When Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible he intended to create a symbolic story. An obvious sign of The Crucible having a deeper meaning is that it was written to satirize the Red Scare of the 1950s. In addition the powerful title of The Crucible has several meanings that relate back to the play. The first meaning of the Crucible is “a container for melting or purifying metals,” and the second meaning is “a severe trial or test.” As a third meaning one could also say that the word “crucible” is related to the word “crucifix”...   [tags: melting pot, endurance, cross, heat]

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First European Settlements in the New World

- Colonial Style As the name suggests, the Colonial Style is reminiscent of the first European settlements in the New World. The colonists fashioned their new homes in the style of their homelands; French, Spanish, Dutch, German. The biggest influences came from the British Isles and became known as the Colonial Georgian style. Over time the Colonial style became a distinct feature of American architecture, with each region interpreting it in it's own way due to the differences in climate and available materials....   [tags: colonial style, earlier melting pot]

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The Issue of Immigration in America

- America is a country founded by immigrants and forefathers who first set foot on Plymouth Rock as immigrants to this new world. Today, America is a melting pot of different religions, cultures, and peoples. For centuries, it has been standing as a beacon for people seeking new opportunities, a golden door. However, in recent news with the legislation of immigration laws it is straying away from its prestigious reputation - the land of opportunities and freedom. Ellis Island, a place of immense contentment or great disappointment, has been symbolic of America's immigrant heritage....   [tags: plymouth rock, melting pot, immigrants]

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Nelson Mandela and The Afrikan Languages

- “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” This quote was once said by the late, great South African leader, Nelson Mandela. He learned the Afrikaans language while he was in prison in order to communicate with the white Afrikaner guards. Mandela was imprisoned for standing up against the apartheid government that was committing human rights violations against black South Africans. Fellow prisoners were deeply offended when they heard Mandela speaking the language of their oppressors, but in Mandela's mind, Afrikaners are still Africans, he believes that they are still people of his country, and...   [tags: melting pot, diversity, english inmersion ]

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Working With Multiracial Students

- America has always been considered the melting pot of the world, but in recent years with the climb in the number of interracial marriages, (Root 1996) American school systems must learn how to cater to the needs of multiracial students. In this paper, multiracial “refers to people who are of two or more racial heritages. It is the most inclusive term to refer to people across all racial mixes. Thus it also includes biracial people” (Root 1996). Multiracial students face problems with developing their racial identity and feeling approval from peers who are not mixed, making their experiences in school more difficult especially in a social context (Gibbs 1990 as sited in moss and davis)....   [tags: melting pot, interracial marriages, schools]

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A Closer Examination of Distinct American Groups from 1877 to1930

- ... For those who did so and remained docile were suddenly considered to be “The Five Civilized Tribes” (Porter, “The five” Title). How truly ironic as just a few years before these people were considered to be savages. One of the best things to occur for the Indians after the frontier was declared closed was that they began to fade from public consciousness. Although at times this caused neglect on the part of the government. This fade from consciousness afforded them the chance to assimilate into society quietly and with less of the burdens bore by immigrants and former slaves....   [tags: immigration, the Melting Pot]

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Bilingual Education in The United States

- After being diagnosed with hypertension five years ago, my Dad decided it was about time he led a healthy lifestyle in other to enjoy the fruits of his labor since he was retired now and it was time to enjoy quality time with family especially grandchildren. He was interested in other alternative therapies instead of western medicine. He decided to become a vegetarian after much research. This new lifestyle of eating no meat and certain meat products was very significant to his health. After five years of practicing vegetarianism his blood pressure is back to normal and he testify that he is strong and feels whole again....   [tags: immigrants, melting pot, diversity]

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Futuristic Second American Civil War

- When one thinks of the United States of America, they think of freedom; they think of integrity, and they think of the land of possibilities. That is why when asked if a second civil war is feasible, one might find it difficult to receive an answer of “no that’s impossible.” The United States of America might be the promised land, but along with every great item known to mankind, it needed its share of mistakes to even start becoming as significant as it is today. These can date as far back as when Christopher Columbus came to America and began executing the Native Americans....   [tags: melting pot of immigrants]

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Assimilation in the United States

- Assimilation Our country is acclaimed for its endless ability to integrate. Whether it occurred in the early 1900s when desegregation occurred in Topeka middle school, or how we have integrated every nationality to every ethnicity and have been renown as the melting pot. In every aspect of how our country has come to what we know as United States, there is a simple integration that occurred to create what we are today. Assimilation is a positive force when it is necessary, it is needed in our companies, to our marriages, and we alongside the media are the causes of these types of assimilation; Americans tendency for assimilation will remain a beneficiary factor so long as we do not loose our...   [tags: Melting Pot integration immigration]

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Multiculturalism : A Society, The People Need Unity

- Multiculturalism has always meant the ability to co-exist within diverse cultures including racial, religious, and cultural groups. Its main goal is to diminish discrimination by joining together different cultures from all around the world to eradicate problems dealing with the different cultures. However, some say that multiculturalism does more harm than good by allowing the discrimination to proceed. All in all it is essential to break the barriers that different ethnic groups have set up to have the ability to live and grow as one nation....   [tags: United States, Culture, Melting pot, Religion]

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The Tropic Of Orange : Analysis

- The Tropic of Orange shows the struggles of each character during some point in the week. Geographic locations such as New York or California are popular states that make the American Dream seem realistic. Each state displays these large cities filled with opportunity of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “Dad says, you wanna future. Better go to America. Better start out something new. For the family. You better go, don’t worry about us. You start a future all new (Yamashita, 15).” A few of the characters are living the American dream by explaining their experiences so far in Los Angeles....   [tags: United States, Melting pot, Vietnam War, Refugee]

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To Live in Different Corners of the World

- There are many different cultures around the world; some of them we think are normal while others are so bizarre that we cannot wrap our heads around them. Some countries have a different set of standards than other countries. For example, some non-offensive gestures in one country might be offensive in another. The OK sign means ‘okay’ in the U.S., but “in countries like Brazil, Germany, and Russia, the OK sign is an offensive gesture that depicts a private bodily orifice” (Cotton). If one is not careful, he or she can unintentionally offend the people that are living around him or her which can make living there really difficult....   [tags: melting pot, education systems, china, japan]

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Tony Hillerman's The Ghostaway

- Tony Hillerman's The Ghostaway In a country that is the melting pot for many cultures, it is hard to interact with all of them. Tony Hillerman educates readers about one culture, the Navajos, through his novel, The Ghostway. After a shooting occurs in the quiet Indian reservation, a Navajo police Jim Chee, officer overcomes many obstacles physically, mentally, and spiritually to sort the case out and protect a young girl. He is constantly struggling with his identity, whether or not he should continue living his life as a Navajo or cross over to mainstream “white” life....   [tags: melting pot cultures]

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Rome, France, and America

- The idea of an international melting pot is a highly commercialized concept the United States makes itself responsible for accomplishing. It uses a variation of people with different culture backgrounds to act as different ingredients in society. The United States is like a song that is being composed. It is not solely one note being played consecutively for three minutes straight, but it is a compilation of different notes that creates a song. These diverse people are like different notes on a music scale, each has their own distinct sound and together they have the capacity of manufacturing beautiful music....   [tags: International Melting Pot, Cultures, United States]

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Immigrants and Assimilation into American Society

- Immigrants and Assimilation into American Society Several years ago, America was taught to be a 'melting pot,' a place where immigrants of different cultures or races form an integrated society, but now America is more of a 'salad bowl' where instead of forming an incorporated entity the people who make up the bowl are unwilling to unite as one. America started as an immigrant nation and has continued to be so. People all over the world come to America for several reasons. Most people come to America voluntarily, but very few come unwillingly....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants Melting Pot Essays]

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Official Language

- One of the many issues in the United States today is why isn't there an official language. With most every country you research you will find that an official language has been established. With the United States being what many would call a "melting pot" because of the many nationalities that inhabit it, how can a unanimous decision be made about which population's language is the official, most dominantly spoken one. 7As one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major English- speaking country, many assume that English is the country's official language....   [tags: English, Melting Pot, United States]

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Is Ethnicity An Element Of An American Identity Within 21st Century America? Why Or Why Not?

- 1. Is ethnicity an important element of an American identity in 21st century America. Why or why not. Ethnicity is an important element of an American identity in today’s society because it defines who people are and their ancestry heritage roots. Furthermore, it shapes people’s moral, culture, and behavior. Like Rich in Split at the Root, Rich illustrated her narrative that she grew up in a Jewish home and community, but she did not consider herself Jewish. Additionally, she stated a plethora of times in the narrative of using the word “real Jews who wanted to seize us, drag us back to the ghetto, in its many manifestations (Rich 4).” Throughout the story, she stated Jewish a handful of tim...   [tags: United States, Melting pot, Race, Jews]

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New Orleans

- New Orleans      In a country containing so much diversity and history, it is practically impossible to locate one city which embodies American diversity. A colony started by the French was the first area to fully integrate culture and religion. The city of New Orleans, now prosperous from its diversity, epitomizes the "American Melting Pot". It is complicated to relate such different backgrounds, but with an overview of history, culture, religion, and integration on a small scale, a reader is capable of applying the values to the American culture as a whole....   [tags: American Melting Pot]

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Why We Should Travel?

- ... She stated that “Americans over 50 spend more than $120 billion every year to travel to other countries” (Edleson 1). I feel like it should be more important to the younger generations to go out and experience different places instead of just seeing pictures or videos that are on television or the internet. Why is it that the majority of Americans that travel are over 50 years old. It may be because younger Americans today do not have the desire to go to foreign countries because “America has it all: ‘From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam,’… Beautiful beaches in Florida, crisp skiing in Colorado and the desert sun in Arizona… ‘But you don 't have the cultura...   [tags: United States, Culture, Melting pot, 2002 albums]

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- In the past, the world was parts of continents and continents parts of countries which represent their culture separately. In addition, the communication between different cultures and communities slightly difficult or need so much time. Nowadays, we could imagine something different from the past which we hear terms of new world features like melting pot, globalization, culture, and global perspective. Al-Balabki (1995:570) concludes that, melting pot is a place where immigrants of different ethnicities, cultures or countries come to live together with variety of ideas and races....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Melting Pot]

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Armenian Americans

- Armenian Americans Introduction The United States is made up of a multitude of different ethnic backgrounds and cultures. We have always been called “the Land of the Free”, which has aided in making the United States more appealing to those who have had to seek refuge from their homelands during war and other hostile situations. Unfortunately, those who have had to seek refuge here have not always been welcome with open arms. We as a nation and I hate to admit it, are just racist. In the 1600’s, we used African Americans as slaves to basically do our dirty work....   [tags: United States, Melting Pot, Culture, Armenia]

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America Is Not A Melting Point It 's A Salad Bowl

- ... Illegal immigrants have come into this country trying to make a better life themselves, for their family, and for their family back home. Resulting in them becoming unauthorized workers getting less than minimum wage jobs and getting paid under the table. This year’s election focuses on an ongoing debate since the catastrophic events of 9/11, The deportation of Immigrants. Within that group, American Muslims have been targeted more than recent because of Donald Trump and Ben Carson. More so because of Donald Trump....   [tags: Islam, United States, Sharia, Muhammad]

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- “The Great Melting Pot” Many times when you live in a certain area you do start to pick up on the other cultures around you. No matter what state you live in there are many cultures blending together. Many people do blend the other cultures of the people around them into their own culture. I’ve lived in many states and was able to experience this first hand. All my friends have all picked up on the culture around them from wither their family or friends. All the time I see the cultures blending together....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pol Pot Became Khmer Rouge

- Three days, told to walk for three days to evade the bombs and then they could return home, but the bombs never came, the walk continued, and what waited for them was a true horror. Leading up to the communist takeover, lasting from 1975-1979, was the formation of the Khmer Rouge in the 1950s. The Khmer Rouge was an assemblage of angry peasant farmers seeking salvation in communism. In the 1960s, Pol Pot became head of the Khmer Rouge and organized the overthrowal of Cambodia’s government, headed by Lon Nol....   [tags: Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, Pol Pot, The Killing Fields]

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Pol Pot 's Genocide : The Reasoning Behind The Madness

- ... There is little place for compassion. (p. 20). This lack of stereotypical morality in these stories allowed for the rationalization of punishment without sound reason which now engrained a crucial lesson into Sâr – the hero is always the winner, no matter what he or she believes in. Sâr could have possessed the potential to reason out the concepts of good and evil in regards to heroism in these tales on his own until Buddhists instilled in him the principle of detachment from the “normal” world and its desires and the discouragement of individualism (Short, 2005, p....   [tags: Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Pol Pot]

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How Pot Became Legal for Medical Uses

- This article explains how legalized pot started and how it has progressed. It shows the uses that pot has for people as well and the economic stimulus it has provided for California and other such states. Officially, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, NIDA, and the FDA all take the position that marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use.” As of today, 13 states have legalized medical marijuana and are used to “typically to alleviate chronic pain (particularly nerve pain caused by diabetes, AIDS and hepatitis); manage movement disorders and muscle spasticity (especially for MS patients); as an anti-nausea and anti-vomiting agent (for those, say, undergoing chemotherapy); and as...   [tags: pot, marijuana, medical uses of marijuana, Federal]

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Melting in the Arctic and Global Warming

- The acceleration of the heat in the Polar Regions has their powerful influence on global warming and the overall heat balance on a global basis. Furthermore, the warming of the climate is directly connected to the overall heat characters of seasons and the periodical difference between them. Such circumstance of course is and going to have its consequences on the globe and the environment on a crucial level. This brief essay primarily aims to explore and discuss the warming procedure that the Arctic is going through, regarding its implication on the global balance of the climate....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect ]

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The Effects Of Ice Melting On The World

- ... A thick layer of blubber beneath their fur provides buoyancy and insulation ( In the last 10,000 never has the polar caps melted faster than it has in the last 20 years. Satellite show that the sea level are rising at an accelerating rate. The polar caps region has a huge impact on the world’s climate. The world is going to be effect with the polar caps melting at this alarming rate. Dark pool of melted water absorbs the heat instead of reflecting it back as it would it there where white sun to block it back into space....   [tags: Polar bear, Pinniped, Polar ice cap, Bear]

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The Melting Of The Polar Ice Caps

- Around the world, there are numerous issues. At least once in every country’s history, there is an outbreak of war, disease, and immigration disputes. All over the world, environmental thoughts lay at the back of the people 's minds. The environment is one of the few world problems that everyone, everywhere agrees is an issue that needs to be solved. Certain environmental issues seem to take predominance over other all of the other world issues. The melting of the polar ice caps seem to be one of the top environmental problems that is in need of a solution....   [tags: Global warming, Climate change, Climate]

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Communism and Pol Pot in Cambodia

- Pol Pot was a communist leader in Cambodia from 1975-1979, who brought great destruction and terror to his country and to his people. After Pol Pot gained political control he turned Cambodia into a communist nation. Pol Pot brought devastation to Cambodia through the use of a group named the Khmer Rouge which he used to take control and to install fear into the people of Cambodia. As the leader of Cambodia, Pol Pot destroyed all of Cambodia’s political, economical, and social aspects. Pol Pot’s goal of a classless society in Cambodia was achieved through the use of the Khmer Rouge to install distress of the people in Cambodia....   [tags: political control, power, fear]

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The Monster that Was Pol Pot

- ... Cambodia started to experience rough things happening to the country, such as “the U.S. invaded Cambodia to expel the North Vietnamese from their border encampments” (The History Place). As a result of this, it caused the United States to become major allies with Khmer Rouge. Between 1969 and 1973, the United Sates turned out bombing eastern Cambodia. Pol Pot is rationalizing that he could lead the country to victory. The United States killed 150,000 Cambodian peasants; can Pol Pot change the country for the better....   [tags: Cambodian dictator, genocide]

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Melting The Stone Heart Of The Stasi

- Melting the Stone Heart of the Stasi Following the Berlin Wall’s construction in the 1960’s, citizens within the East German state were under heavy surveillance from the Ministry for State Security, or the Stasi, in an attempt to “know everything about everyone.” Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, the movie The Lives of Others follows one particular Stasi agent as he carries out his mission to gather information on a well-known writer and the writer’s lover. As the film progresses, the audience is able to detect the moral transformation of Stasi Captain Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler primarily through the director 's manipulation of the character’s verbal and nonverbal communication, colo...   [tags: The Lives of Others]

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Water Melting Is A Precious Commodity

- Katie Vetsch Professor Tanya Vanderlinde Composition 1 22 March 2015 Yucky Water Water is a very precious commodity. It is used to hydrate, shower, cook, swim, wash clothes, clean, and many other things. “Approximately 98% of our water is salty and only 2% is fresh” (theguardian). “Out of that 2%, almost 70% is snow and ice, 30% is groundwater, less than 0.5% is surface water, and less than 0.05% is in the atmosphere” (theguardian). The world does not have a sustainable supply of clean, usable water....   [tags: Water, Water resources, Hydrology]

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The Problems of Glaciers Melting

- ... Satellite altimetry measures ice sheet volume changes from laser and or radar altimeters. This can be converted to changes in mass by accounting for spatially and temporally varying surface density distribution coupled with spatial exploration of unsampled regions. Limitations of this method, similar to other scientific methods lie in the models used. A second method used is referred to as input-minus-output. Through this method scientists calculate the difference between the snow mass accumulation and meltwater discharge resulting in a mass imbalance....   [tags: ice, water, level, sea]

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