The United States would not be the country it is today if the nation simply grew out of English colonists. It essentially would have become a second version of England or any other generic European country. It was through the immigration from Europe, Asia, Africa, and even from North America itself. It is impossible for anyone to argue that these immigrants or original colonists were not drastically affected by each other. Their languages, foods, holidays and walks of life all came together into one drastic new culture: The American. This new “American” could easily eat pizza (Italy), hamburgers (germany), danish (denmark) and egg rolls (china) in one day without trying to be diverse. If America was a salad bowl or a distinct mosaic, it is discounting the fact that there is an amazing amount of blending and melting involved. While there are a small percentage of Americans who feel it is necessary to hold on to their original culture rather than embrace their new American life, the vast majority of Americans have been blended in the melting pot in some way, whether they believe it or not.
When it comes specifically to teaching diversity in schools, many might believe that by use of the "melting pot" or "mosaic" method they are helping kids to understand how their differences are special. However, upon closer inspection, this theory begins to wreak, even while it's only on paper. First, in America the attitude has always