C.W. Kirkpatrick

America has often been called the melting pot. It is now a double boiler. The Civilian Conservation Corps is a smaller melting pot within the big one. We are thrown together in such a way that we have to get better acquainted whether or not we want to. Rustic farm lads mingle with Polish and Italian boys from back of the yards. Unlettered mountaineers from the west mingle with high school graduates and college men from the centers of culture. Different races and nationalities look each other in the face, work and eat together for the first time. And it is a safe bet, we think, that this process many times results in the elimination of traditional prejudices based on ignorance and misinformation.

Source: A. C. Oliver Jr., and Harold M. Dudley, This New America, 66

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