America: Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?
Marylanders' Thanksgiving feasts reflect both our state's bounty, like oyster stuffing, to dishes like sauerkraut, that also represent the European immigrants who later settled here.
How have waves of immigration influenced our American identity? MHC Speakers Bureau scholar Martin Ford asks the question "Is America a Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?" Martin Ford is Associate Director at the Maryland Office for Refugees and Aslyees and former Executive Director of the Maryland Ethnic Heritage Commission. Image: Melting Pot stirred by Liberty courtesy of American wikki.)