Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

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Oneof the political issues that have led to diverse view among theleaders, and the subjects is the issue of ‘multiculturalism.In simple definition multiculturalism is referred to as theco-existing of different cultures i.e., race, religion, or culturalgroups, and the diversity in this cultural aspect are manifested inthe people’s customary ways of behavior, cultural assumptions, aswell as values, ways of thinking in addition to peoples communicativestyles. According to Ng&amp Metz (2015), multiculturalism refers to the existence,acceptance and promotion of diverse cultures and traditions within asingle or definite jurisdiction. For example an area with differentcultures such as French-Canada and English-French, or culturaldiversity that comes along due to immigration like the case of theUnited States. One of the key importance’s of the multiculturalismin nations is the idea that, no culture is inherently superior toall, as well as not culture is inferior to the rest (Malik,2015).On the other hand, every human culture should be regarded withrespect as it can contribute positively to the human capital.

ThesisStatement: heightens the aspect of cross-cultural exchange, aseach ethnic or a national group has an opportunity to learn as muchfrom the other/another.

has been a relevant topic in the modern communities. Having lived inthe United States of America for some time now, the idea of differentcultural groups coming up to make the larger American community hasnever evaded the political arena in the country. With the increaseddiversity in terms of the cultural definition of the differentAmerican in the country, it’s in turn hard to avoid the issue ofmulticulturalism. Key questions continue to be raised such as, howcan multiculturalism be used for the benefit of the larger Americancommunity. On the other hand, the topic remains relevant due toaspects such as increasing the minority community’s happiness, inaddition to being used as an engine of the search for the truth. Onthe other, the topic is an essential one, as it remains a positiveapproach in making of valuable citizens, as well as offering therelevant knowledge to deal with multicultural world.

Despitethe positive aspect of the multiculturalism, there are differentpositions with relation to the issue. The two major positions withreference to multiculturalism are those advocating for the practice,and the group condemning it. Political views over the issue have beendiverse as some chooses to praise it, while others are against itspractice (Wu &amp Bodigerel-Koehler, 2013). However, condemning orpraising the issue within the community shouldn’t be the mainconcern, but rather the leaders should focus on which forms oftoleration, accommodation, and embracing of different cultures,values and behaviors are good for the people.

Withreference to the two key positions regarding the issue ofmulticulturalism, the position I take on this is in support of theissue, or rather am for it, and not against. This is due to the factthat, effective practice of multiculturalism can be for the better ofthe larger community. The benefits entail free speech and economicliberty, as well as promoting peaceful existence, even with therecognition of the minority communities. Moreover, the issue can beused as the foundation for truth in a nation that is faced withdifferent cultural groups, as well be used in molding valuable andresponsible citizens. On the other hand, multiculturalism can be thebasis for eliminating the racial discrimination menace in the society(Stambaugh &amp Ford, 2015).

Thestakeholders of multiculturalism are diverse with the numbercomprising of political leaders, teachers, religious leaders, as welltraditional community leaders. However, there are differentstakeholders in relation to the multiculturalism just as there aredifferent forms of multiculturalism in existence in the moderncommunity. Moreover, the decision making powers with regard tomulticulturalism is vested on the leaders of the different culturalgroups, as well as guided by the main objective of the community.When the communities are focused on the same goals and objectives,the community leaders are the key decision makers with reference tothe common good of the society. In the case of United States ofAmerica, the country constitutes numerous cultural groups, which areone within the political front (Adams &amp Borsellino, 2015). Thepowers reside within the cultural readers for the common goal of thecommunity.

Theissue of has led to different views among the peoplein the community. As mentioned earlier, the main differences arebetween its supporters and opposes, however, when it comes to who’saffected by the issue, it’s hard to draw the line as who suffersmost or benefits more from the aspect of multiculturalism. affects almost every person in the communitypolitical leaders, organizations, employees, and the larger communityas well. Advocating for multiculturalism, affects the well being ofthe entire community and in turn the issue affects every person withdefinite cultural origin from the other (Demangeot et al, 2015).

Withthe divided opinions with reference to the issue, different people orgroups have attempted to exert/influence the issue ofmulticulturalism in the community. The view into the idea thatvarious cultural definitions, groups or settings merits equalrespect, the key players attempting to exert the influence on theissue is the religious leaders (Taylor-Gooby &amp Waite, 2014). Themain attempt has been to curb the religious diversity that has beenportrayed between the different existing religions.

Inconclusion, the issue of multiculturalism is a broad and diverse oneentailing a number of issues such as race, religion, cultureethnicity among other aspects. For a long time, multiculturalconcerns have been prevalent in regard to the cultures in existence,as people advocates for peaceful existence and recognition of theminority communities or cultural establishment. However, the mainaspect of the multicultural issue has to be the existence of thedifferent cultural groups positively. heightens the aspect of cross-cultural exchange, as each ethnic or anational group has an opportunity to learn as much from theother/another.

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