I’m a screw up. And I plan to be a screw up until my late twenties, maybe even my early thirties.
Why do people call America a “melting pot” of cultures. Yeah, there are a wide variety of cultures in America, but are all of them accepted? No. People get berated for practicing traditions of their culture to the point where they have to assimilate or otherwise face shame…
""melt” into the “pot” of American culture to be American."
Um, that is assimilation.
Being “American” is a nationality. If you are born in or a legal citizen or America, then “American” is what you’d list as your nationality. There are no rules or regulations requiring people to become westernized in order to be an American, it has nothing to do with that.
Claiming that America is a melting pot of culture yet people have line themselves up to American culture completely contradicts that propaganda people shout solely to give brownie points to America’s “diverse” reputation.
A melting pot of culture would be a good term to use to refer to a place of cultural harmony, where they do not have to erase the existence of their culture in order to be accepted.
Yes. It is assimilation. The theory is that the “melting pot” allows cultures to fuse. It’s a process in which certain aspects of different cultures are combined. It is absolutely cultural appropriation for the purpose of creating one culture. It’s not designed to acknowledge or accept diversity of any kind. It is absolutely assimilation.
I never said it wasn’t. That’s why I contrasted it to multiculturalism.
“The melting pot is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous, the different elements “melting together” into a harmonious whole with a common culture. It is particularly used to describe the assimilation of immigrants to the United States.”
honestly i bet the fucking x files intro sequence was actually just the powerpoint slideshow mulder showed to skinner when he was pitching the idea of the x files re-opening to him
music and all
petition to re-do the x-files into sequence so it’s literally projector slides and mulder whistling dramatically
"I remember ‘Booze Cruise.’ I remember being on the top of that boat and shooting that scene and sort of having that impulse to look behind me to see if anybody was going to call ‘Cut!’ or anything. It just seemed like this isn’t how it’s done in television or anything having to do with a camera. This is only in real life that someone would take forever to say ‘I love you’ or be so nervous that no words come out or some of these things that are so real." - John Krasinski
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
i hit my coworkers shoulder lightly and he was like “you’re going to make me cry like a girl” and i was like “what’s wrong with being a girl?” and he was quiet for a moment then he looked into the distance and whispered “the social standards they’re forced to live by”