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cultural pluralism,

a term describing the coexistence of many cultures in a locality, without any one culture dominating the region. By making the broadest range of human differences acceptable to the largest number of people, multiculturalism seeks to overcome racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.


the acknowledgement and promotion of cultural pluralism. In opposition to the tendency in modern societies to cultural unification and universalization, multiculturalism both celebrates and seeks to protect cultural variety (e.g. minority languages), while at the same time focusing on the often unequal relationship of minority to mainstream cultures. After decades of persecution, the prospects of indigenous or immigrant cultures are now helped somewhat by the support they receive from international public opinion and the international community (e.g. the United Nations). see also PLURAL SOCIETY.


(pop culture)

During comics’ Golden Age (1938–1954), the nascent medium of superhero comic books was overrun with cultural stereotypes, a manifestation of societal prejudices widely, and sometimes innocently, held at the time. Captain Aero’s “little Chinese pal,” Chop Suey; the Lone Ranger’s “faithful Indian companion,” Tonto; and Mandrake the Magician’s “obedient African aide”, Lothar, were among the characters that marginalized the value of minorities.

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With more than 15,000 people expected to attend, they can expect to be kept well and truly entertained by a range of cultural music and performances, arts and crafts, multicultural food, artworks and a multicultural health and wellness expo.
Multicultural grocery shoppers spend $40 billion on fresh products annually and devote 21% of their annual food spend to fresh.
This change in hair care routine and purchasing habits has not only created a major shift in the paradigm of the multicultural hair care business but introduced new product innovation and a booming social media community.
El Test de Consejeria Multicultural y Psicoterapia (MCPT, porsus siglas en ingles), una medida de la competencia en consejeria multicultural (MCC, por sus siglas en ingles) fue validado en dos fases.
This year's Multicultural Retail 360 Summit features what is likely the strongest educational agenda in its 12-year history.
1982) proposed a widely accepted model of MCC called the Tripartite Model of Cross-Cultural Competence, wherein MCC was conceptualized in terms of multicultural knowledge, beliefs and attitudes (awareness), and skills.
Content for Multicultural Retail 360 will be shaped by our Multicultural Retail 360 Retailer Advisory Board.
As part of a special insight initiative from EPMG, the video series highlights the individuality of each market, the elements involved in reaching multicultural consumers, data regarding the diversity of various cities, and the rationale for utilizing multicultural print and digital media as part of the advertising solution.
While introducing new multicultural teaching approaches, strategies, and tools, Souto-Manning asks educators to consider, for example, if they are advantaging some students over others and how their upbringing and experiences may be impacting their interactions with children and their classroom environment.
It is a mission with its formative roots in the 1970s and 1980s when publishing venues and academic environments were beginning to address the critical need for expression in the developing field of multicultural education.
This guide to multicultural authors and illustrators will help teachers and librarians find and use the best multicultural books for children and young people.

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