1088 words - 4 pagesINTRODUCTION:
There are different views and definition of multiculturalism; the definition of multiculturalism depends on the context in which it is used. In sociology, multiculturalism is the idea that various cultures exist in a society and all these cultures deserve equal treatment (Macionis, 2010). Sociologists believe that members of different cultures can live peacefully alongside each other and assimilation is not necessary. This essay will focus on both the positive aspects and the main tensions that arise in a multicultural society.
SAMPLE BACKGROUND – HISTORY OF MULTICULTURALISM IN BRITAIN
Britain today has many people with different ethnic backgrounds from various countriesVIEW DOCUMENT
1926 words - 8 pages liquefaction, albeit political, of the second largest country in the world. In this era of multiculturalism, could the ongoing migration flow help ascertain what is a Canadian and what is Canada?
Is Multiculturalism a Cerberus of Canadian identity?
Throughout history, Canada has been the playground of three groups: the First Nations, the French and the British, who left an ineradicable trace upon the way the country's society is set up. Yet, some of the newer waves of immigration did not fit in within the social structure. During the 19th century, some clashes occurred in parts of the British North American colony. The newer migratory flux have also impacted the Canadian way of life. In the 1970sVIEW DOCUMENT
1288 words - 5 pages1.Does contemporary globalisation constitute a change within a pre-existent social order; or is it (part of) a change of that order? Try to answer this question using at least 3 of the following concepts: multiculturalism, regionalism, human rights, gender, dislocation. You must exemplify your discussion with concrete examples (please try to avoid the "11 sept" example)
This paper will answer the question above with the help of three concepts; multiculturalism, human rights and gender. In order to answer the question I must begin with defining the chosen concepts.
Human rights will be used in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and gender will used as theVIEW DOCUMENT
1415 words - 6 pagesMulticulturalism has been a very important issue of concern in the west in the past few years. Debates and arguments have been going on over whether it is a good idea to actually practice multiculturalism. Politicians have been supposing that minority groups will merge into majority groups and become part of them without any troubles. However this has not been happening. Minority groups, especially the women in them, have been having difficulty in diffusing in the majority groups. Susan Moller Okin in her article: "Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?" makes numerous claims and assumptions about whether multiculturalism is bad for women in cultures. I believe that we should leave theVIEW DOCUMENT
686 words - 3 pagesnone reorganize thoughts
In, 'Multiculturalism and the Common Center,' Diane Ravitch compares the
plualist views on what the curriculum in the schools should include. The
pluralist would like to include the history of all cultures while the
particularist want to have the different cultures taught only their own history. In order to
live in a multicultural world pluralism is neccessary because people are more tolerant of
each other if they understand where a person is coming from and what their background is.
Ignorance is the cause of many conflicts between people, and education can prevent this
1413 words - 6 pages Australia’s Homepage, Mary Terszak had a very big culture shock when she managed to meet her mother. She thought that her mother was a white person, while her father was an Aboriginal person. She was looking for a pretty white woman, but there was only an Aboriginal woman who was her real mother. She couldn’t have any feelings for her mother. She could call her with “mum”, but it was only to make her mother happy.
According to Carter (2006), multiculturalism concerns with how people understand cultural differences and how they map onto the relations of social power, cultural identities and subjectivity, and national structure. It promotes the idea that diversity is a positiveVIEW DOCUMENT
865 words - 3 pagesMulticulturalism Our country was founded on the belief in freedom. This freedom was meant for everyone. When our country was founded, many different cultures existed on our land. We abused other cultures because we did not understand them. The United States today is much different. We are a melting pot of cultures. Although our country was founded predominately by Caucasian males, our country today is run by black, white, men and women of all sorts of different ethnic backgrounds. This is why our country can be run so effectively. We understand many different cultures simply because we live with them everydayVIEW DOCUMENT
1234 words - 5 pagesMulticulturalism and Technology
Everything in life changes with time, and the same can be said about teaching methods that are used across the United States. At one point in time, students wrote on small chalkboards and were punished if answering a question wrong. Now days, a lot of learning is being done on computers, and students are encouraged to make mistakes so that the entire class can learn from them. With today's diversity and the growth of technology, classrooms are far from what they were seventy-five years ago, or even ten years ago. The introduction of multiculturalism and technology into today's writing classes is allowing students to learn more about themselves, each otherVIEW DOCUMENT
1066 words - 4 pagesMulticulturalism
The word multiculturalism has been touted and expounded on for many years. This is due to extensive immigration as well as to the world becoming a much smaller place because of communication technology, world travel and international trade. It obviously has some importance in our society and its benefits would probably not be quite as appreciated if we could see a time and a place where such a practice was not encouraged.
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Multiculturalism encourages good relations with different nationalities be they local students, foreign students, visiting workers or visiting trade officials. EvenVIEW DOCUMENT
866 words - 3 pages States of America. But it is still difficult to know who is an American. I believe that this difficulty has to do with the multiculturalism that exists in this country.
The United States doesn't have a unique culture. In fact it is the world's most multicultural country. The country has a lot of different cultures, and not one is similar to the others. No culture is better or worse than another. USA is different from other countries because that in this country are living representatives of all cultures. It is normal to meet people from all over the world in most every city; what is not normal is the idea of understanding that a lot of people are Americans, people bornVIEW DOCUMENT
1014 words - 4 pagesMulticulturalism has become a controversial topic in the US and Canada as a result of increasing the number of immigrants from various backgrounds. Multiculturalism is a government policy such as the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. This policy has been established to manage cultural diversity which helps people to have deeper understanding of different cultures, races and religions in order to generate better interaction among different races in Canada and the US. This essay will discuss the advantages of North-American multiculturalism in terms of general tolerance and integration and economic development. Moreover, it will explore the disadvantages including socioeconomic discriminationVIEW DOCUMENT
774 words - 3 pagesAssimilationism vs. Multiculturalism
In the words of Thomas Bray, "Should we "assimilate" to one standard, or should we "celebrate" diversity?" This is a popular question in America's classrooms today. America, known as the melting pot, is made up of many different colors, races, religions, and beliefs. American professors, journalists, and authors would like to know if multiculturalism has a positive effect on children in today's classrooms. Whether or not the student's way of life and personal experiences should be discussed in class is a major issue.
Maxine Hairston, a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Texas at Austin, writes of her experience withVIEW DOCUMENT
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Is multiculturalism a disruptive or an integrative force in Canadian society?
In terms of education, multiculturalism is becoming increasingly disruptive in Canadian society. It seems that there is a new issue in the media focus regarding education on a weekly basis. It's becoming increasingly apparent that most, if not all issues in recent years stem from the debate of whether to centralize or decentralize our current system of education. Proponents of centralization argue that a standard national system of education will provide all people with access to the same quality of education. On the other hand, proponent’s of decentralization claim that individual educational institutions willVIEW DOCUMENT
1286 words - 5 pagesNowadays, when concepts of integrity, complexity, and globalization play a huge role in shaping our society, a concept of multiculturalism is common and widely accepted by most countries in the world, including Canada. According to Statistics Canada, as of January 2014, an estimate of Canadian population exceeded 35 million people and 20.6% of the total population are immigrants from other countries (Statistics Canada, 2014). These figures mean that on average every fifth person living in Canada was born in another country. This is especially relevant for Province of British Columbia, where, according to BC Stats, the population estimate equals to 4.6 million people as of July 2013 and BCVIEW DOCUMENT
594 words - 2 pagesmulticulturalism that is occurring in London.
London is a multicultural city because of its large-scale immigration from of all kinds of cities around the world. The huge immigration has set its mark on the culture in London, and causes a lot of exodus, among the natives, to the countryside. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, held a speech on “radicalisation and Islamic extremism” where he emphasizes that freedom of speech, liberty of conscience, democracy and equality regardless of race has to be a standard for the United Kingdom society. Many natives in London have prejudices against immigrants because they do not consider them as sincere British people, and thereforeVIEW DOCUMENT
1434 words - 6 pages ranging from early rock, to today’s hip hop stars, from a muliculturalistic point of view. Multiculturalism is “ a term identifying the presence of several significant cultures” (Stark, 434). Without the presence of multiculturalism, music may not be as diversified and rounded as it is today. Through sharing ideas, techniques and skills, music has evolved into a vast amount of identifying styles.
The birth of youth oriented music began with the birth of rock and roll. Many think that rock is generally composed of a white population, and not many would believe that rock was actually started by blacks. This shows early signs of multiculturalism through music. Rock andVIEW DOCUMENT
6922 words - 28 pagesTABLE OF CONTENTS
II. Theoretical Background5
1. Literature review5
2. Multiculturalism as a concept6
3. Canada as a multicultural state7
4. Multicultural features8
1. Joy Kogawa: Obasan10
1.1. Joy Kogawa as a multicultural writer10
1.2. Introducing the novel Obasan11
1.3. The language of the novel12
2. The multicultural features within the main characters' attitude12
2.1. Stephen - the character of assimilation12
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7 cities and 5 countries later I had a firm believe that I knew exactly what integration and multiculturalism was- however, when asked for a definition and the implication of such within a society I was left short of words. I have always had a strong emotional connection to integration and multiculturalism, having lived in many different places with such diverse cultures-Brazil, UAE, Mozambique, England, Germany- I was fortunate enough to experience what is to grow up among worlds. Being a Third culture kid (a person who has had their developmental years outside their parent’s culture) I had learned what I thought it was the true meaning of trying to accept and integrate within a differentVIEW DOCUMENT
1364 words - 5 pagesCanadians and the government of Canada have always been proud of presenting themselves around the world as advocators and protectors of human rights and multiculturalism. However, at home in Canada, not all people are proud and agree that multiculturalism has had only positive effects on Canada because there are some drawbacks that are caused by Canada's policies on immigration and multiculturalism and Neil Bissoondath's article, The simplification of Culture, is one of the many writings that criticize Canada's multiculturalism policy. However, the purpose of this essay is to examine key points concerning VIEW DOCUMENT
541 words - 2 pagesThere are layers to multiculturalism and its influence on psychological functioning and development of students in the classroom. These layers are made of constructs, helping to define contributing factors, highlight perspectives and better illustrate a continuum of acceptance.
Contributing factors to our diverse population are Americanization, assimilation, nativism, and xenophobia. In Human Differences, Kent Koppleman states Americanization “…encourages immigrants to abandon their heritage and conform to American ways” (Koppelman, 2011). Assimilation, adopting other’s traits (Koppelman, 2011), can be unfavorable if multicultural perspectives are not introduced in curriculum to helpVIEW DOCUMENT
3037 words - 12 pagesPhilosophy and Multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor
ABSTRACT: John Searle opposes multiculturalism because he views it as part of a movement to undermine the concepts of truth and objectivity in the Western tradition. Richard Rorty disagrees with Searle about the relation between philosophical theories of truth and academic practices, but he is neutral on the issue of multiculturalism. Charles Taylor approaches the issue historically, defending multiculturalism as emerging from one branch of liberal political theory. I argue that the debate over epistemological and political issues has tended to obscure the educational benefits of multiculturalism. A multicultural curriculumVIEW DOCUMENT
2183 words - 9 pagesJohn Howard's draft for the proposed preamble to the Constitution during the 1999 referendum for a republic included this line: "The Australian nation is woven together of people from many ancestries and arrivals". Indeed, all the authors of the other drafts sought to include some mention of an Australia made up of people from different cultures and to have that enshrined in the new preamble to the Constitution. On the face of it, this would appear to be evidence for and recognition of a multicultural society. I beg to differ. The term "multiculturalism" is a farce. It hides the fact that a society could never be truly multicultural. A "multicultural" society, as we understand it, isVIEW DOCUMENT
1032 words - 4 pagesMulticulturalism in Canada is actually a beautiful element. Through different texts such as “I am not racist” and “I’m a Banana and proud of it” multiculturalism may not be a beautiful thing after all. The stereotyping, that is describing people shape, colour and language they speak. In Canada, stereotyping and racism occurs even if we think it’s not as we are multicultural country.
In the short story “I am not racist” by the author Neil Bissoondath, goes to explain about racism in Canada. He was born in Trinidad, and then moved to Canada when he was 18 years old to attend York University. In the story he talks about racism in Canada but also he says it’s international which I totally agreeVIEW DOCUMENT
1601 words - 6 pages how he is” My boss would not take action. An action like this one is not accepted. However, we still see this practice every day.
Is the United States of America the country that honors what we declare work diversity? This question came up to me several times in the last six months. I just did not know how to present my thoughts in the right perspective. Generally speaking I am skeptical about the veracity of this subject. The outcome of the argument can be credible or unreliable it all depends on who is trying to make the argument. The general audience of Anglo-Saxons, I feel, may reject my point, because of my ethnicity.
History of immigration to the USA
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2536 words - 10 pagesMulticulturalism: Christian Orthodox Serbs in Balkans
Being a part of a certain culture means having common ground with some other people. Most of the time we are not even aware that we belong to a certain culture, but every human being belongs somewhere, and not only to one group but to more of them. Our beliefs, customs, traditions, place of birth, religion can determine our belonging to a group. Christianity itself is everywhere in the world and even though long time ago it was one religion; branches of Christianity are countless today. Three most important branches of Christianity are Catholicism, Protestantism and Orthodoxy even though Orthodoxy is less known in western world. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
2176 words - 9 pagesMulticulturalism in Mother Tongue, Memorial Day and Multiculturalism, and College Writing
As an American it is very important to understand the different concepts of assimilation and multiculturalism. It is these terms that differ one person from everybody else in some kind of way. Multiculturalism is a term that is just what it sounds like. It is including several cultures. According to the American Heritage dictionary, multiculturalism is " a social or educational theory or program that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only one mainstream culture. " Assimilation is the exact opposite of what multiculturalism is. Assimilation isVIEW DOCUMENT
2501 words - 10 pagesSince 1982, and the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Canada has asserted itself in the promotion of multiculturalism and equality for all citizens. Multiculturalism is defined as "the doctrine that several different cultures, rather than one national culture, can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country" (Web Dictionary). Canada is a democratic society, which stands to address the needs and desires of individuals in a fair and open approach. In addressing multiculturalism, understanding how some specific groups may be at a significant disadvantage based on their perception in society. It is argued that the ideals and laws incorporated in the IslamicVIEW DOCUMENT
1935 words - 8 pagesStudents attending American schools are taught clearly about the United States’ image as a melting pot; however, there is evidence to support that, while there is not an official federal stance on the matter (Sengupta), the amount of assimilation required to be legitimately considered a “melting pot” is not being reached. Although similar, there is often confusion about the differences between “multicultural” and “assimilated” communities. By definition, assimilation is the complete “merging of cultural traits from previously distinct culture groups” (Dictionary), while multiculturalism is delineated as the “preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified societyVIEW DOCUMENT
2972 words - 12 pagesAs Age Increases, Books Increase the Content of Critical MulticulturalismAccording to McLaren (1994), a critical multiculturalism must include both difference and sameness perspectives. Five books obtained from a recent web site titled Fifty Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know and presented in this essay attempt to embrace multiculturalism and pass it onto >the universal child=. Unfortunately, some of these books fall short of the expectation this web site leads one to place on these books. The books designed for younger children adopt a more conservative view, perhaps attempting to, as McLarenVIEW DOCUMENT
1527 words - 6 pages The United States of America was once seen as the melting pot for many different ethnicities. However, the idea of assimilation became viewed as symbolically violent and because of this, the concept of multiculturalism was formed. According to The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology by Jill Stein and Kerry Ferris, multiculturalism is the encouragement of acceptance of cultural differences within a society instead of the forceful nature of eliminating other cultural ideas that are not the perceived “dominant” notions (G9). The question now is: How does our society go about making the difficult transition from totality through assimilation to diversity through multiculturalism? HenryVIEW DOCUMENT
1402 words - 6 pagesNieto and Bode (2008) observe that one myth about first-generation European immigrants who came to the United States during the period of immigration between 1880 and 1915 is that they succeeded academically. The fact, however, is they did not do well (Rothstein, 2004 as cited in Nieto & Bode, 2008) and most of the immigrants did not graduate from nor even attend high school ("Education," n.d.). Even second-generation immigrants often did not fare well; for example, only 17% of male and nine percent of female second-generation Italian students in 1915 in Providence, Rhode Island entered high school and a mere 33% of these graduated (Foner & Alba, 2006).
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Culture is what we distinguish us as nations; one from the other, but it is also through culture that we can understand each other, as individuals. Through culture we can designate the borders, both real and imagined, which keep us apart. We recognize not only the ways we are different but also the ways we are the same. Our cultures are an essential part of our own understanding of who we are or where we come from. The designated borders by human beings which keep us apart are mainly symbols of different ideologies or the practice of different ideologies. State; is he superior power or a hegemonizing power. On the other hand, apart from the hegemonizing powerVIEW DOCUMENT
1001 words - 4 pagesMulticulturalism vs. Melting Pot
Before I begin discussing these two topics, we must fully understand what they mean. The definition in the dictionary states that, multiculturalism consists of, relates to, or is designed for the cultures of several different races. Whereas the word melting pot is not a term used in the dictionary. For the purpose of this assignment I will make up my own definition for both these terms.
Multiculturalism to me is defined as abundant amounts of cultures in one area. Or it is simply a society where many different types of people with diverse cultural backgrounds, religion, and traditional values and beliefs cohabit peacefully with oneVIEW DOCUMENT
1514 words - 6 pages the cultures of their homeland and their new country’s, is one of possibilities and where the protagonist can retain his cultural freedom (11), while Domenic A. Beneventi examines the class divides present between the privileged and the poor, noting how the latter experiences the city space as a place of poverty (263). Indeed, I am interested in the concept of multiculturalism through how Hage represents his immigrant characters, demonstrating that idea of Canada’s multiculturalism as flawed. Syrine Hout discusses trauma and its lasting effects on immigrant Lebanese writers and how their writing of traumatic events creates a lasting memorial to the Lebanese civil war effects (330), which IVIEW DOCUMENT
915 words - 4 pagesIn “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates” Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka challenge the understanding that failed multiculturalism in Europe will follow suit in Canada. Although Canada is not immune from the challenges that can come with multiculturalism, the way in which they tackle problems are country specific and do not necessarily reflect the practice or outcomes of other nations. As UK critic of multiculturalism Trevor Phillips, observes Canada to be ‘sleepwalking towards segregation’ (44) when the dynamics are far more complicated. TRANSITION SENTENCE REQUIRED
The mention of the abolition of multiculturalism for a “new” post-multiculturalist approach becomesVIEW DOCUMENT
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Colleges and universities should emphasize the diverse culture we live in. This position can be validated through the passages written by Mike Rose's "Lives on the Boundary" and Adrienne Rich's "What Does a Woman Need to Know." The following two quotes exemplify Mr. Rose's and Ms. Rich's point of view illustrating this topic. A quote from Mike Rose affirms "We are in the middle of an extraordinary social experiment: the attempt to provide education for all members of a vast pluralistic democracy."(Rose, 117) In another quote Ms. Rich states, "For no woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness."(Rich, 69) Our society is made up of various culturalVIEW DOCUMENT
1318 words - 5 pagesWhen a person says Tolerance what do you think of? If you don’t know the definition do you just think about the last time the word tolerant or tolerance was used? For example, I can’t tolerate you blacks or I can’t tolerate you whites. I assume that a person is saying that they can’t stand white people or black people. Tolerance is respect; it’s the ability or willingness to tolerate something or someone. In the world there are a lot of intolerant people and intolerant events that go on. I don’t think one person could cover all the intolerance things that go on and that’s needed to be addressed. Back in the day there was a lot of intolerance towards race. Racism was a big issue until, afterVIEW DOCUMENT
1046 words - 4 pages1. What is the policy of multiculturalism and why was it introduced by the 1970's?The policy of multiculturalism was embraced by the Whitlam Labor government in 1972. The policy recognised ethnic groups across Australia could preserve their identities and cultural heritage while at the same time having an overall commitment to the nation as a whole. In 1977 a charter for multicultural Australia was drawn up. This charter recognised the three basic principles for multiculturalism to be successful. They were: Economic Efficiency - the need to maintain and develop the skills and talents of all Australians regardless of their background. Cultural Identity - the right of all to expressVIEW DOCUMENT
1340 words - 5 pagesThe world was once made up of black and white nations. The color of one’s skin was an indication of where someone came from. This was most likely the scenario of the world, at the very least, a hundred years ago. Racism was rampant and very public throughout the world, but now racism is not as transparent especially in the United States. For this reason people must become more open and attuned to different attitudes held by individuals. One area where racism should be looked at is in classrooms. It is well documented that people have preferences or cognitive preferences without even realizing it. A teacher therefore, has extremely powerful ability to not only give certain childrenVIEW DOCUMENT
2082 words - 8 pages-Gerrsheim 2002).This essay has ultimately briefly covered the importance of the effects of how multiculturalism is not represented accurately in prime-time televising in Australia. This country is indeed one that has adopted multiculturalist ideals, but they are not always adhered to and it appears that, however optimistic we are about cultural diversity, we still view assimilation as a necessary feature of integrating migrants into Australian society. Ethnic minorities often become vulnerable to our 'risk culture' (Beck & Beck-Gerrsheim 2002) and can end up stereotyped and stigmatized in a way that begins to negatively shape their behaviour and emotions (Geoffman 1990). Prime timeVIEW DOCUMENT
1024 words - 4 pagesVirginityFrom the ancient times till today virginity in some cultures is very important. Especially in Islamic or catholic countries it's a sign of purity and respectability. Already in Roman Times the Vestal Virgins remained celibate for 30 years on penalty of death and still today during Islamic weddings if the wife doesn't bleed out of her vagina while the wedding night the husband could anul the wedding. Indeed nowadays the situation changed a lot in western orientated countries, in Germany for examples the loss of verginity is commonly considered to be an important life event and aVIEW DOCUMENT
648 words - 3 pagesIn Henry Lewis Gates’ article, The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start, he reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation when she takes into consideration how she was taught diversity in schools as a child. She claims that dominance of the white race is unconsciously supported. She also describes how she did not receive the right kind of education that would teach her how to be aware ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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When a child opens his (or her) first puzzle and the pieces fall to the ground, it may seem very confusing. What are they to do with this pile of shapes in front of them? It often takes a parent to explain to them that all the different pieces fit together into one whole picture. Although every piece is different and unique, when they are all put into their place they form one whole picture. In the same way, teachers can teach multiculturalism in the classroom. Although every member of our society is unique, with different cultural backgrounds, we all fit together to form one unit. As stated by Noel (1995), "Understanding our own identity and the culture of ourVIEW DOCUMENT
834 words - 3 pages suicide. There are many themes in the novel such as Family, Relationships, Search for identity and Multiculturalism.The narrative conventions seen in the novel Looking for Alibrandi have shaped my response to the theme of Multiculturalism seen in the novel.In the novel, Multiculturalism is expressed through characterization. For instance, Anna is one of Josie's friends who are from a different culture. There is also Seraphina who is Italian like Josephine, and whose father "… thinks she is the Virgin Mary." Lastly there is Lee, an Australian who is a bit of a rebel who "…. Thinks its cool to comeVIEW DOCUMENT
1279 words - 5 pages constantly trying to better their country. As well, much work must be accomplished to attend to all different ethnic backgrounds needs since there is no hierarchy culture. Consequently, multiculturalism has deprived Canada of having a national identity due to the blending of all cultures. It can definitely be viewed as a mistake on behalf of the Canadian government to encourage multiculturalism from the beginning. Not only is Canada suffering from a lack of national identity, but also they have almost lost a province because of multiculturalism. Nevertheless, after a culture shock in 1995 when Quebec underwent a referendum to depart from Canada (partially because of cultural dissatisfactionVIEW DOCUMENT
664 words - 3 pagesIn regards to chapter twelve of Empire to Umpire, I found it to have a pro-Liberal viewpoint. In particularly, regards to the stance on multiculturalism, humanitarian aid, and the projection of Canadian values aboard, I found it framed in the context that put Canadian foreign policy in the best possible light. A possible reason for this could be due to the historical context in which it was written, 1994. This was shortly thereafter the end of the Cold War, and after the recent Liberal win in the 1993 election. At this period works were being published, such as Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man, prophesising a new era of peace, prosperity and the exportation ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1430 words - 6 pagesCanada’s multicultural dynamic presents the country with a unique perspective unlike no other. The nation is made up of citizens with different heritages, traditions and practices that have positively integrated into Canadian society ever since the government began to acknowledge diversity within the country. This paper will argue that multiculturalism represents a qualitatively better approach to ethnic diversity than did the Canadian immigration and cultural policies that preceded it. Restricted immigration and aboriginal assimilation negatively affect the larger picture of Canadian culture in comparison to public policy supporting multiculturalism.
The idea of Canada being aVIEW DOCUMENT
1292 words - 5 pagesCanada’s identity comes in many shapes and forms. Multiculturalism has been adopted and is at the forefront of Canadian identity. Following the Second World War, Canada’s multiculturalism policies became more acceptable and even successful in, not only accepting, but inviting multiple ethnic cultures in. In contrast to other countries, multiculturalism adaptation works for the Canadian culture. Canadian policies on multiculturalism have shifted over the past few decades; policies are now implemented for integration, not discrimination.
Multiculturalism is defines as “the policy of maintaining a diversity of ethnic cultures within a community” (). Canada does accept people from virtuallyVIEW DOCUMENT
1104 words - 4 pages different race can be a benefit to the Canadian Government as well as the nation as a whole. Eliminating the ban is a benefit as it proves Canada is a multicultural society; placing this ban contradicts the fact that Canada is well-known for its multiculturalism. I say so because, first and foremost,
“Canada is an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse nation. One of the key
responses to the diversity has been official multiculturalism, first introduced in the
early 1970s.While multiculturalism is nearly 40 years old in Canada, it nevertheless
remains a highly controversial and debated issue.”(Makarenko)
This shows that Canada is wellVIEW DOCUMENT
1396 words - 6 pagesMulticulturalism is a highly debated and often misunderstood topic. Many scholars have discussed how it could be detrimental or beneficial to society. Henry Lewis Gates discusses this issue in his article, “The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start.” Within this text, Gates reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation in her article “White Privilege” when she takes into consideration howVIEW DOCUMENT