Response to Ishmael Reed’s, “America: The Multinational Society.”

I agree with the author when he writes “the world is here” (Reed 50). The United States is a big stew of different nationalities and cultures. Foreign influenced have been here for ages. Just look around, on every corner in a major city; you will see the kosher deli, a Muslim mosque, or a bodega. The African influence on America began when Africans were brought to America as slaves, and continues to have influence to date. The mish mash of different cultures and ethnicities are what makes America what it is. It is the only country in the world where practically everyone’s origins can be traced back to another country. That’s what makes America great. That’s what makes America a multinational society.

Works Cited

“America: The Multinational Society.” The Mercury Reader. Ed. Janice Neulieb, et al. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2005. 46-50


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