Originally Posted by dclark
Got some evidence to back that up? We are no longer a melting pot- the existence of all those spanish channels on xm, am and FM is proof that you wrong. All those signs at walmart, lowes, etc in spanish also show that what you are saying is false.
Main Entry: melting pot
1 a: a place where a variety of races, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole b: the population of such a place
2: a process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty
— melting–pot adjective
Take another look at American Culture. The latin influence as well as Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, etc. are all blended in some way. We have Spanish Rock as well as English language Reggaeton and Bachata. I can name a couple of hip-hop artists that have integrated reggaeton into their music such as R. Kelly. What about Tito Nieves that sometimes sings his Salsa (latin jazz) in English. Heck, even if we take a look at country, we see a mix of hip-hop as well as rock integrated in to the music.
So, yes there is proof that we are a melting pot. Maybe not to the point of assimilation like the Borg, but the variety in "American" music (which by the way spanish sung Salsa is a part of due to PR
being a territory of the US) is just the beginning of a fusion of new musical styles which meets the definition of blending. Don't close yourself in a box. America is much more than rock, rap, or country. Lastly, if English is so important to you why not speak the Oxford English versus what we speak in America which has a lot of Native American words. Many like to talk about American Culture as it is what it is today, but I challenge you to take another look and see how it has evolved and why the world tends to look at us first.