What is your opinion on multiculturalism?

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#1 Posted by Jebus213 (8926 posts) -
Is it good or bad? Discuss.
#2 Posted by Lockedge (16794 posts) -
Depends on what definition of multiculturalism you're talking about
#3 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
A failure. It has created segregated, insular communities, rather than integrating immigrants into the society they enter. The melting pot works a million times better, and still allows people to retain however much of their culture as they see fit.
#4 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -

another liberal concept that often fails society

#5 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Explain
#6 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
Depends on what you mean by that term. Generally, I'd say a single nation-state that tries to maintain many different cultures, without some kind of unifying national identity is bound for failure. Not that I'm a fan of "national identity", but if a state is to be "successful" it does need something that unifies its citizens in some way.
#7 Posted by gamerguru100 (11639 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zeviander"]A failure. It has created segregated, insular communities, rather than integrating immigrants into the society they enter. The melting pot works a million times better, and still allows people to retain however much of their culture as they see fit.

This, and it f*cks with national identity.
#8 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

A failure. It has created segregated, insular communities, rather than integrating immigrants into the society they enter. The melting pot works a million times better, and still allows people to retain however much of their culture as they see fit.Zeviander

i agree completly.

you can have nationalism and people of many cultures and ethnicity's at the same time.

#9 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

The death of us all

#10 Posted by browanton (25 posts) -
Humans are technically animals so yeah.
#11 Posted by iloverikku11 (11039 posts) -

I just finished a paper on this lol. What most have said is how I feel about it and in Canada it has diminished the Aboriginal and French Canadian movements considerably by reducing them to just another national minority, but they have a much larger stake in Canada than other minorities.

#12 Posted by tocool340 (20670 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zeviander"]A failure. It has created segregated, insular communities, rather than integrating immigrants into the society they enter. The melting pot works a million times better, and still allows people to retain however much of their culture as they see fit.

This...
#13 Posted by call_of_duty_10 (4954 posts) -

It is like a plague that will destroy Europe.

Related

#14 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6218 posts) -

Multicult is a liberal experiment.

Generally speaking, the results of multiculturalism are cultural friction, violence, crime, poverty and urban blight.

It is not known whether it will ultimately work out.

#15 Posted by wis3boi (32063 posts) -

A failure. It has created segregated, insular communities, rather than integrating immigrants into the society they enter. The melting pot works a million times better, and still allows people to retain however much of their culture as they see fit.Zeviander

#16 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (4796 posts) -

Depends on the culture, if you're talking about middle eastern or ganster culture.

WHile basically the same thing, are both turning society into a black hole.

Obviously the french are to blame as well.

#18 Posted by ZX81plus3 (181 posts) -

I think that multiculturalism is a fine thing indeed. It prevents a nations culture from growing stagnant and forces it's citizens to learn to respect the differences of one another. I also believe that it broadens a countries cultural output such as in art, movies, music, literature, and videogames, thus increasing that countries cultural relevance in the world.

#19 Posted by thebest31406 (3639 posts) -
While it may sound nice, by it's definition, it can't adequately address the social, political and economic inequities among the the racial and ethic groups. Diversity and multiculturalism is a nice concept, but equity is what should be exercised.
#20 Posted by ZX81plus3 (181 posts) -
It's a good rule of thumb that an intelligent mind is more diverse than a limited mind. The same rule applies to a country as it does to the individual.
#21 Posted by xerxes5678 (4704 posts) -

A failure. It has created segregated, insular communities, rather than integrating immigrants into the society they enter. The melting pot works a million times better, and still allows people to retain however much of their culture as they see fit.Zeviander

Bingo.

#22 Posted by Borrizee (428 posts) -
I like it a lot. It brings diversity and variety to people. It makes us learn about others religion and habits,culture and people. With that there are problems but if you open minded there is a lot more good than bad. My grandma use to say,we should look for what brings us together not what separates us.
#23 Posted by MannyDelgado (1187 posts) -
It's a stupid idea because some cultures are better than others.
#24 Posted by GazaAli (24026 posts) -
It all depends on its implementation. U.S is having no problem with it, Sweden on the other hand...
#25 Posted by GazaAli (24026 posts) -
I like it a lot. It brings diversity and variety to people. It makes us learn about others religion and habits,culture and people. With that there are problems but if you open minded there is a lot more good than bad. My grandma use to say,we should look for what brings us together not what separates us. Borrizee
How is multiculturalism in Belgium?
#26 Posted by ZX81plus3 (181 posts) -
It's a stupid idea because some cultures are better than others.MannyDelgado
Quick question. Between the better and worse cultures, which ones are more diverse?
#27 Posted by Borrizee (428 posts) -
[QUOTE="Borrizee"]I like it a lot. It brings diversity and variety to people. It makes us learn about others religion and habits,culture and people. With that there are problems but if you open minded there is a lot more good than bad. My grandma use to say,we should look for what brings us together not what separates us. GazaAli
How is multiculturalism in Belgium?

In Belgium we have a lot of religions and nationality s besides eachother. Most of the people are from marocco or turkey. Besides that we have a lot of Asian people and Italians. Those are the biggest groups I think. I like it a lot,I have friends from all different nationality s and religions. We discuss religion and culture on a civilized way and we learn a lot from eachother. The only thing that in my opinion is wrong is that most people from the same origin are living in the same streets and buildings. It's not only there fault because our government likes it that way,it's easy to controle they think. But if you want people to integrate in society it's better to let them live with the people born here my opinion.
#29 Posted by lloveLamp (2891 posts) -
it doesnt work when one culture wants to usurp the other one though
#30 Posted by themajormayor (24455 posts) -
I like it
#31 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

More takeaways and restaurants to chose from, whats not to like?

#32 Posted by Angie7F (1175 posts) -

I dont really belive in multiculturalism.

It just means that there are many different cultures in one country, but the different cultures are not intergrated.

same as food. you can get a platter with many different styles of food on one big plate, or you can eat localized food like japanese-style curry and californian roll sushi.

#33 Posted by BossPerson (9129 posts) -

Depends on the culture, if you're talking about middle eastern or ganster culture.

WHile basically the same thing, are both turning society into a black hole.

Obviously the french are to blame as well.

MakeMeaSammitch
damn that hurts
#34 Posted by BossPerson (9129 posts) -

it depends how you define multiculturalism, but yea what Zeviander said

#35 Posted by punkpunker (3341 posts) -

it is great to experence diverse culture and the different style of food i could taste plus extra national holiday for my country. a multicultural society still perceive if you dont fit in you're out mentality as with other nation that does not have multiculturalism.

#36 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

The history of human civilization is one of multiculturalism.

#37 Posted by GazaAli (24026 posts) -

The history of human civilization is one of multiculturalism.

worlock77
That's actually an interesting remark. We all talk about multiculturalism as if its something radically new while in fact it has been always part of major civilizations and empires.
#38 Posted by GreySeal9 (25455 posts) -

A failure. It has created segregated, insular communities, rather than integrating immigrants into the society they enter. The melting pot works a million times better, and still allows people to retain however much of their culture as they see fit.Zeviander

As someone else said, it depends on how you define multiculturalism. One could easily refer to a melting pot as multiculturalism.

#39 Posted by michael_1234576 (8621 posts) -
I like learning about other cultures, son I guess I'm for it.
#40 Posted by GIJames248 (2176 posts) -

I'm not sure why multiculturalism would be bad unless cultures or parts of culture in play weren't very good or intelligent.

#41 Posted by Crunchy_Nuts (2749 posts) -
I definitely feel that the world would be a better place if everyone just lived in their own country. People wouldn't have to combat the problem of multiculturism and could better focus on more important things like technology and trade.
#42 Posted by gamerguru100 (11639 posts) -
I definitely feel that the world would be a better place if everyone just lived in their own country. People wouldn't have to combat the problem of multiculturism and could better focus on more important things like technology and trade.Crunchy_Nuts
Agreed. Japan and South Korea are homogeneous mono-cultural countries and their known for technological advances in the modern age. Now multicultural countries like India, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Iran, not so much. :P
#43 Posted by MannyDelgado (1187 posts) -
[QUOTE="Crunchy_Nuts"]I definitely feel that the world would be a better place if everyone just lived in their own country. People wouldn't have to combat the problem of multiculturism and could better focus on more important things like technology and trade.gamerguru100
Agreed. Japan and South Korea are homogeneous mono-cultural countries and their known for technological advances in the modern age. Now multicultural countries like India, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Iran, not so much. :P

OH DEVIN if only during your forays into the world of demographic statistics you had educated yourself on the subject of selection bias
#44 Posted by gamerguru100 (11639 posts) -
[QUOTE="gamerguru100"][QUOTE="Crunchy_Nuts"]I definitely feel that the world would be a better place if everyone just lived in their own country. People wouldn't have to combat the problem of multiculturism and could better focus on more important things like technology and trade.MannyDelgado
Agreed. Japan and South Korea are homogeneous mono-cultural countries and their known for technological advances in the modern age. Now multicultural countries like India, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Iran, not so much. :P

OH DEVIN if only during your forays into the world of demographic statistics you had educated yourself on the subject of selection bias

At least you spelled my name right. Thanks.
#45 Posted by Stesilaus (3598 posts) -

Multiculturalism is a tool that Zionists use to weaken Gentile nations by compromising the homogeneity of those nations' cultures.

People will scoff at that, of course. "Another conspiracy theory motivated by anti-Semitism!" they'll say.

However, Dr David Duke presents stunningly compelling evidence in favour of the claim in this 15 minute video:

Multiculturalism in Europe: Who is behind it?

#46 Posted by BossPerson (9129 posts) -

Multiculturalism is a tool that Zionists use to weaken Gentile nations by compromising the homogeneity of those nations' cultures.

People will scoff at that, of course. "Another conspiracy theory motivated by anti-Semitism!" they'll say.

However, Dr David Duke presents stunningly compelling evidence in favour of the claim in this 15 minute video:

Multiculturalism in Europe: Who is behind it?

Stesilaus
I always thought you were just crazy, not anti semetic. Until now however.
#47 Posted by Stesilaus (3598 posts) -

[QUOTE="Stesilaus"]

Multiculturalism is a tool that Zionists use to weaken Gentile nations by compromising the homogeneity of those nations' cultures.

People will scoff at that, of course. "Another conspiracy theory motivated by anti-Semitism!" they'll say.

However, Dr David Duke presents stunningly compelling evidence in favour of the claim in this 15 minute video:

Multiculturalism in Europe: Who is behind it?

BossPerson

I always thought you were just crazy, not anti semetic. Until now however.

Opposing Zionism doesn't make me anti-Semitic.

There are Jewish people whom I greatly admire, like this courageous young man of conscience.

As for the "crazy" bit: Genius and profundity are always derided as lunacy in their own time. :P

#48 Posted by Abbeten (3132 posts) -
I definitely feel that the world would be a better place if everyone just lived in their own country. People wouldn't have to combat the problem of multiculturism and could better focus on more important things like technology and trade.Crunchy_Nuts
so...you're against immigration in general?
#49 Posted by dave123321 (34436 posts) -
[QUOTE="Crunchy_Nuts"]I definitely feel that the world would be a better place if everyone just lived in their own country. People wouldn't have to combat the problem of multiculturism and could better focus on more important things like technology and trade.Abbeten
so...you're against immigration in general?

It drives down wages
#50 Posted by BossPerson (9129 posts) -

[QUOTE="BossPerson"][QUOTE="Stesilaus"]

Multiculturalism is a tool that Zionists use to weaken Gentile nations by compromising the homogeneity of those nations' cultures.

People will scoff at that, of course. "Another conspiracy theory motivated by anti-Semitism!" they'll say.

However, Dr David Duke presents stunningly compelling evidence in favour of the claim in this 15 minute video:

Multiculturalism in Europe: Who is behind it?

Stesilaus

I always thought you were just crazy, not anti semetic. Until now however.

Opposing Zionism doesn't make me anti-Semitic.

There are Jewish people whom I greatly admire, like this courageous young man of conscience.

As for the "crazy" bit: Genius and profundity are always derided as lunacy in their own time. :P

it has nothing to so with your opposing zionism