multiculturalism


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multiculturalism,

n a philosophy that recognizes ethnic diversity within a society and that encourages others to be enlightened by worthwhile contributions to society by those of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
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I suggest that by paying attention to other levels of governance it becomes apparent that although actors at the national level may be retreating from the norms underlying multiculturalism, this is not true of the substate and suprastate levels.
Being aware that multiculturalism is often (wrongly) reduced to and understood as pure multicultural society, where different cultures more or less tolerate each other, but do not go into mutual understandings and productive dialog, some outstanding multiculturalists point out that they advocate transformative or critical multiculturalism in opposition to conservative, liberal, or corporative usage of the term.
Setting aside what many suspect is the existence of an innate desire to oppress others, there remains the fact that the multiculturalism on which Foster's vision rests is virulently opposed by the province of Quebec, which actively undermines it in favour of assimilation into a White Quebecois culture.
In this context there arises a need to discuss the link between multicultural ideology, desiring to allow cultural groups to preserve their traditions, and feminist ideology, aspiring to advance the idea of equality between the genders; the question is whether advocating multiculturalism would mean supporting the conservative approach of societies that hold women in a subservient status to that of men.
To promote research and scholarship on multiculturalism in Africa and the Diaspora;
Also, the federal government created a position at the cabinet table for a minister responsible for multiculturalism, in addition to creating a multiculturalism directorate within the Department of the Secretary of State and a Canadian Consultative Council on Multiculturalism (later renamed the Canadian Ethnocultural Council).
If multiculturalism has failed, the question is why.
Seehofer, said the CDU and the CSU were "committed to a dominant German culture and opposed to a multicultural one," declaring multiculturalism dead.
On the flip side, almost anything that goes right in minority communities can be, and has been, credited to multiculturalism by some of its proponents.
To me, multiculturalism means] opportunities for all groups, cultures, or persons to develop or act within their community.
Now Nigel Farage calls multiculturalism "gross" and blames it for the attacks in France, rubbishing tolerance like so many other right-leaning politicians.
Now Nigel Farage calls multiculturalism "gross" and blames it for yesterday's attacks in France, rubbishing tolerance like so many other right-leaning politicians.
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