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Is America Still A Melting Pot?
Aired 12/26/1996

Throughout American history, the nation has prided itself on consisting of a diverse group of races, ethnic backgrounds, and nationalities. But does America’s reputation still hold true in the 1990’s?

  Peter Skerry
    fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, author of Mexican-Americans, The Ambivalent Minority
  Orlando Patterson
    professor of sociology at Harvard University
  Richard Alba
    Professor of sociology at the University of New York at Albany and the author of Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration

Originally Aired: 12/26/1996

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