The United States has long been called the "Melting Pot" of the world. This meant that people from all over the world came to join the Native Americans in the USA to live and prosper. They were supposed to "melt" together to form one nation of people. The problem with this theory is that to melt together is to all become the same. That is not what the USA is about nor does it truly represent what my country means to me. I'd rather refer to the USA as the "Spicy Tossed Salad" of the world.
The people that make up the USA are as diverse and different as can be...that is the beauty and joy of my country. The US is not perfect, nor do I agree with many of our policies and leaders, but I can do just that; disagree and vote for changes. I am free to value each part of the salad, no matter how different, and I freely value every piece, every person, and every culture.
Made in Apophysis 3D and frame and Text in Photoshop
Entry for The Colors of Your Country Contest> [link]