Re: Melting Pot

Jed Levin (jlevin@ACCESS.DIGEX.NET)
Wed, 15 Dec 1993 10:01:27 -0500

On Wed, 15 Dec 1993, Alan Burdette wrote:

> I don't know if this has anything to do with early notions of the "melting
> pot" metaphor, but in metallurgical melting down, isn't there usually a
> "slag" of waste material that must be scraped off the top once the metals
> have melted? Does this seem relevant?
> Alan Burdette
> Bloomington, Indiana
> "No Inspiration Will Remain Unpunished"

This reminds me of a quote attributed to Mel King. Something to the
affect that 'the United States is a melting pot; the scum rises to the top
and everything on the bottom gets burned'.

Relevant or not, a pithy quote.

Jed Levin
National Park Service