The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world, getting its name; the melting pot. America attracts foreigners because of the independence and freedom we have to offer citizens that allows for them to follow their american dream. I believe that diversity helps us to be more successful and united as a country because it brings different culture, knowledge, and ideas to the United States.
The agricultural layout of america creates a lot of different jobs around the country making many opportunities for careers for those new incoming citizens. The rural areas start to fill up with new immigrants looking for new jobs that can bring them into the U.S. Families coming together that were once separated by the seas, “interracial marriages are at an all-time high” (Frey para. 4). New religion and languages and brought over with the immigrants, I believe the more diverse group of people tend to be more successful when working together because a wide range of knowledge is brought to the group.
Some places in America are more diverse than other but, “the racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas” (Keating para. 1). America is the largest melting pot in the world and Americans are proud to say it. We are where dreams are thought to be made come true with hard work and determination because we have the freedom and independence that allows us to do so and this is found to be appealing to many people.
While our differences make us unique, they also bring us together through similarities that we all share. Americans move past there differences and feel a deep need to help others, “gathering around the bereaved is an ancient global pattern that spans cultures” (Bornstein para. 2). We are always united but it becomes even more visible when tragedy strikes and everyone gathers around in a support group. Citizens from around the world come together to support each other when in times of loss and sorrow, the United States brings the whole world together gathering there supporting countries when in troubling situations.
Bornstein , David. “When Tragedy Strikes, Come Together.” The New York Times , 30 Oct. 2012, opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/when-tragedy-strikes-come-together/?_r=0&m cubz=0.
Frey, William. “In the U.S., Diversity Is the New Majority.” Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2015, www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0310-frey-no-racial-majority-america-20150310-story.html.
Keating, Dan. “The Increasingly Diverse United States of America.” The Washington
Post, 25 Nov. 2016, www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/how-diverse-is-america/.Tags: Okemos High School
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