posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 07:55 PM
Originally posted by Hopechest
Originally posted by darkbake
My question would be this : Is multiculturalism allowing for different cultures, or is it more about tearing down existing cultures to make a culture
Its about allowing for different cultures, recognizing them as equal citizens and practicing tolerance for their beliefs which may be different than
the majority of the society.
I agree that this should be the official goal of multiculturalism, but in my experience at a liberal arts college, other cultures were either treated
with scathing hatred or something to be studied, but not taken seriously, like a zoo animal. The prevailing culture was always liberal atheism.
However, I should say that I strongly believe in multiculturalism in its pure form. That is why we should have different states, different countries,
different religions, etc.
I think one of the strongest facets of the United States is the fact that it has 50 different states - and the culture differences between them can be
immense. I just moved from Washington (legalized marijuana for recreational use and sale through the state) to its neighbor, Idaho (which is in the
process of passing legislation banning the future legalization of marijuana).
The two states are as different as night and day, but there are positives and negatives for both -
edit on 23-2-2013 by darkbake because: (no