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The impact of immigration on American culture: from food to music

Nowhere is this more evident than in the US, where diverse ethnic groups coexist while forging a single cultural identity. Immigrants improve culture by bringing in fresh concepts, expertise, traditions, foods, and artistic expression.
Spain, France, England, Scotland, Poland, Sweden, Russia etcetera were the primary countries from which early inhabitants of the US originated. Early colonies often kept particular ethnic and language groups in one place.
As colonial populations came into contact with each other over time, the various songs and musical styles often influenced each other, sometimes developing into entirely new genres of song.
The most significant American musical, Hip Hop, form of the past forty years was shaped, to a large degree, by the contributions of migrants from Jamaica, other islands in the Caribbean, and various parts of Latin America.
Hip Hop
America, as we know it
Blue denim, Google, tacos, Apple, hip-hop, and far too many other things to name here were all brought to the US by immigrants.
Although immigrants are not born with stronger creative abilities than native-born citizens, their limitations and selective approach may have driven those with skills into high-risk professions that value creative work.
Creative strengths
Less educated immigrants can lack the linguistic abilities needed for many jobs; and, most work in labor-intensive work. Natives have superior language skills and have moved into sectors where these qualities are desirable.
Language benefits
The friendly food markets of the United States provided an easy entrance for a large number of immigrants to the American Dream. For example, a whole diner business was developed by the Greeks, and it has no precedent in their own country.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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