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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 countries
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Multiculturalism 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 everyday. Some argue that we need to keep people from being able to come into our country
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1.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 the
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Multiculturalism 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 the cultures
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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 positive
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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 1970s
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Now, let us narrow down the point of focus: the issue of multiculturalism in Malaysia. As we all know, Malaysian is mainly consisted of three differing races, and automatically, culture: the Malays, Chinese and Indian. Most of the population lived in harmony and tolerance, but does segregation truly disappeared from the hearts of its people? That is the central theme of the film ‘Sepet’, a film directed by Allahyarham Yasmin Ahmad, released to cinemas all over the country in 2004. The title literally means ‘slit-eye’, a typical reference to the Chinese facial feature. . The film received ‘Best Asian Film Award’ at the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival 2005, and various other awards
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none 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
Particularism stresses the importance of knowing one's roots and not
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I sometimes wonder none of us would have been here if this country did not embrace, promote and accept multiculturalism as a way of life, and a way forward. I am sure we are all beneficiaries of this great value system. The freedom, the fairness, the joy, the choices that we enjoy, we relish and we cherish comes from this diversity and multiculturalism of Australia that we are proud of and we admire.
Good morning, honourable adjudicator, members of the opposing team, and Ladies and gentlemen.
My name is ……………….. and I am the first speaker of the affirmative team. As the affirmative team, we strongly believe and will prove to you that multiculturalism is good, and in fact, in every way
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A country built on immigration, Canada has long had a reputation of being culturally and ethnically diverse. While multiculturalism is meant to be built on equality and appreciation of different cultures, its concept has gained both support and opposition. On one hand, it allows for more assortment and the voices of minorities have a higher chance to be heard. On the other hand, loss of unity and conflicts may occur due to contrasting worldviews of the citizens. All in all, multiculturalism is a controversial policy that has both advantages and disadvantages, but has proven to be a successful strategy in Canada.
Multiculturalism has many positive effects, including but not limited to
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Multiculturalism is a part of any country.There are Jews in Germany, Poles in
Ireland, Asians in Canada and so on. I believe multiculturalism is a good idea. It provides
a wealth of cultural activities, foods, and different views of life. No one is really a true
Canadian besides the native people. We are all part of a vast society we call Canada. In
Canada we pride ourselves in being a mosaic, so to speak,unlike the United States where
they are a so called melting pot so that if it doesn't fit they make it fit where as we change
The many cultures existing in Canada have created a rich cultural experience. An
example is our Heritage Day
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Multiculturalism 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 other
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Multiculturalism 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 discrimination
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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 born and raised in the
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multiculturalism 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 therefore
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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.
(1.Trade & Investment)
Multiculturalism encourages good relations with different nationalities be they local students, foreign students, visiting workers or visiting trade officials. Even immigrants with relatives and friends
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Assimilationism 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 with
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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 will
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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 and
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TABLE 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
2.2. Obasan - the character of separation14
2.3. Naomi- the character of integration16
2.4. Aunt Emily- the character of marginalization18
This paper examines Joy
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Nowadays, 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 BC
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Canadians 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 multiculturalism in Canada, which proves that Canada's policies on multiculturalism
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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 different
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Multiculturalism - a risk in projects?Project management due to the globalization is always connected to people from different cultures and how they can work towards the same goal. Taking in count cultural dimension is always can create substantial obstacles to effective teamwork-but these may be subtle and difficult to recognize until significant damage has already been done or on the other hand in can create a competitive advantage.According to Hofstede article about "Cultural dimensions" has show general categories that can create barriers to a team's ultimate success. These categories are direct versus indirect communication; trouble with accents and fluency; attitudes toward hierarchy
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There 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 help
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Philosophy 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 curriculum
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Since 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 Islamic
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John 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, is
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Students 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 society
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Multiculturalism 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 agree
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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
The subject of multiculturalism
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There are many fairy tales that are well known to a majority of American youths. Most children are familiar with the basic structure of the fairy tale. They will tell you that there is usually a problem, a villain, a hero and a lesson to be learned in the end. Using the familiar platform of a fairy tale is a great way for teachers to introduce multiculturalism to the classroom. Multicultural literature can positively shape awareness of different cultures. It is important for the teacher to make certain the literature chosen does not promote bias or stereotypes. In this reflection I will examine Lon Po Po A Red-Riding Hood Story From China by Ed Young. By comparing and contrasting
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Multiculturalism: 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. The
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Multiculturalism 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 is
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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? Henry
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As 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 McLaren puts it, create a 'soothing balm= created so that a child will not lose their >
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Nieto 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).
Despite these facts, the Horatio
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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 power, the
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Multiculturalism 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 one another. It is the
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In “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 becomes
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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 I
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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 cultural
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When 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, after
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1. 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 express and share
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The 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 children
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indigenous Australians. Attitude polling on stereotypes, have viewed indigenous Australians as welfare-dependant drunks who fail to assimilate (Dunn & McDonald 2001, p.35). This form of negative stigmatisation is dangerous as it 'others' this group and forms an out-group that can lead to indigenous Australians thinking negatively about themselves (Geoffman1990) and becoming trapped in our 'risk culture' (Beck & Beck-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
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VirginityFrom 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 a rite of passage and this is the reason why the most women in the western world during their first night
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Multiculturalism is defined as people coming from different countries or background to reside peacefully in one country. Many people wish to keep their cultural and traditional values but at the same time they want to become a member of society. The aim or concept of multiculturalism is to bring different cultures and values into existence. Since multiculturalism helps to interact socially with other people, finish cultural differences and creates new opportunities for young generation. Therefore it has great influence and has been playing significant role in our lives. Multiculturalism in Canada has been good experience and it is still going on. Many people from other parts of world
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In 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 of
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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 our community