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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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This model is suitable for an organization that conducts business in another country as well as in local multicultural organizations (Grunig et al.
Again another woman, who has been very involved with immigrant women organizing, first as a volunteer and later as a paid employee, got involved with a multicultural organization because she felt lonely and out of place after she had moved.
The importance of creating a multicultural organization that celebrates differences is good business for a number of reasons including the bottom line.
Cox's[44] work on the multicultural organization is the best known and most useful heuristic generic model available.
Achieving workforce diversity and becoming a multicultural organization require both time and changed behaviors.
Multicultural organization models have been suggested for both psychology and higher education (e.
The Multicultural Organization," The Executive, May 1991, Academy of Management, Vol.
I had the opportunity to examine the workings of a successful multicultural organization, engage in an individual cross-cultural relationship, and examine my own cultural identity, biases, beliefs and attitudes within the framework of an ongoing relationship.
Speros had an extensive career in a number of leadership positions in marketing communications and advertising at AT&T, ultimately serving as vice president, Advertising & Marketing Communications, for AT&T's Business Services division and the Consumer Services Multicultural organization.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hosted disability, multicultural organizations, and federal agencies at the 14th Annual TSA Coalition Conference Sept.
Learners were recruited from local multicultural organizations and immigrant service providers.
2011), "Developing Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations," International Journal of Business and Social Science 2(13): 13-20.

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