For years, this country was known as a melting pot. Immigrants, for the most part, tried to learn our language and our ways. While there remained enclaves of ethnic groups, there did not seem to be the extreme desire to keep their original culture that I find today. Now what seems to be the prevailing view is that everyone should be encouraged to hold to his/her native culture and remain separated from the culture of America. What are your views on this topic?