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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 version of the CRIS, consisting of 76 items, included revised and new items distributed across the same six subscales: Pre-Encounter Assimilation (14 items), Pre-Encounter Anti-Black (18 items, 9 miseducation and 9 self-hatred), Immersion-Emersion Intense Black Involvement (17 items), Immersion-Emersion Anti-White (11 items), Internalization Black Nationalist (12 items), and Internalization Multiculturalist (13 items).
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The multiculturalists are acutely aware of just how fragile cultural identification is.
the french state reacted to this multiculturalist challenge with a top-down approach which sought to restrict the public expression of minority religious identities.
So, these multiculturalists want to promote religious literacy more than religious sharing.
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26) Multiculturalists first talked about this goal in 1974; (27) and the 1985 Swann Report into the education of ethnic minority children also emphasised this goal, as did other leading multiculturalists after the Rushdie Affair.
For all her intellectual development, she fails to see that for the Muslim world to break its chains of stark and violent irrationality, it, too, must undergo an Enlightenment, one uncorrupted by the anti-reason of both multiculturalist secularists and Christians who preach to turn the other cheek when the enemy strikes-- the ethics that lies at the root of the appeasement she correctly criticizes elsewhere.
Doesn't it just make you want to go out and get shut of all the multiculturalists, diversity champions and social engineers who got us into this mess?
Other strong multiculturalists follow Taylor closely.

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