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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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During the multiculturalist wave that started in the 1950s, traditional ethnic art flowed in from across the globe.
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Overall Ryan mainly endorses Canada's multiculturalist consensus, with few directions for improving policy.
2) Taylor's thinking about cultural minorities informed his strong multiculturalist claim that states should recognize (some) identity-groups, by granting them special rights, privileges, and legal exemptions, with a view to enabling collective goals--for example, preserving the integrity of minority linguistic communities.
After a while, this cowardice got mixed up with the multiculturalist movement.
However, these countries differ in their understanding of multiculturalist policies.
Although the implications of selected theories for New Zealand's particularities are discussed throughout, Bromell never goes as far as I think he could towards developing a distinctive, New Zealand-inspired critique and synthesis of contemporary multiculturalist and anti-multiculturalist doctrines.

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