Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The reality of the racial melting-pot in America and elsewhere is more complex than ethnocentric “scientific” speculation.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Some Scientists’ Openness to the Possibility of Genetic Differences in Mental Traits Among Racial and Ethnic Groups

  • In 1916, critic and essayist Randolph Bourne challenged such attitudes with an essay — now considered a classic of forward thinking — calling for a new, more cosmopolitan conception of America and a reconsideration of the "melting-pot" theory

    The End of White America?

  • Americans often give short shrift to the impact of people's cultural and ethnic backgrounds on behavior and attitudes; analyzing these things runs against the American melting-pot ethos.

    Stanton Peele: Three Questions About Child Rearing for Mika Brzezinski

  • So I've kind of wondered if other aspects of the backstory -- the working-class family with lower social status than the distinctly WASP Osbornes, the melting-pot backdrop of New York, the civil rights struggle contemporaneous with the origin -- opened up the character to similar projections on ethnic/racial grounds.

    On Batwoman

  • This melting-pot heritage makes the former West Village cabaret an enticing place to duck into on a lazy Sunday.

    New Twist, Old Favorites

  • Do you rustle up food that makes him feel at-home comfortable or do you give him a taste of bold/melting-pot American flavors?

    VIP guests for dinner; WWYS?

  • From the nation's origins, built on the principal of religious freedom, the series winds its way through wars and social revolutions including the civil-rights movement, exploring the part religion has played in shaping this country's melting-pot nature.

    Matt's Picks: October 11-14

  • For about two centuries, the Lower East Side was home to generations of new immigrants, and the neighborhood is famed for its melting-pot past, historic buildings and narrow, tenement-lined streets.

    Lower East Side: From Down & Out to Up & In

  • The story is about the "melting-pot" of aliens and humans in a normal village, where aliens do whatever they please and humans just observe, slack-jawed.

    "The Body Snatchers" and other Alien Pods

  • The star of Middlesex is the gender-conflicted Calliope/Cal, but Jeffrey Eugenides' seriocomic 2002 novel is also an Ellis Island/melting-pot story.

    Dave Astor: The Importance of Immigration in Novels


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • (fon)due to be listed.

    May 21, 2009