First, although multiculturalists
were defined as Blacks who connected primarily to other racial minorities, only 2 of the 10 Multiculturalist
items referred to Whites.
So, for example, if you're a multiculturalist
, you can argue - against historical evidence - that Greek philosophy is derived from sub-Saharan Africa; or if you're a feminist, you can argue - against biological evidence - that gender is completely a social construct; or if you're a Marxist, you can argue - against experiential evidence - that socialism is compatible with individual rights.
has argued: "The American multiculturalists
reject their country's cultural heritage.
Glazer's other purpose, as the book title suggests, is to demonstrate that we are all multiculturalists
By appropriating civil rights language, choosing black spokes-people and accusing fuzzy-headed multiculturalists
of stilting the discourse, the right has managed to obfuscate the conversation on race.
hope to ride the immigrant wave to greater power and influence.
thus from a multiculturalist
perspective in order for these ethnic minorities to be equally accommodated the state must respect and recognize their religious identities.
: Like the postliberals described above, multiculturalists
believe that religions are much more different than they are alike, and one of the biggest imperatives and challenges of living in a multicultural and multireligious society is to preserve the "multi"--the differences.
It was a deliberate collaboration between Achebe, his publishers, and Western multiculturalists
that made it that way, to serve the personal interests of the first two parties and the political interests of the third.
(22%) laud the student goal: "learns how to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Contrary then to what various critics claim, multiculturalists
have long acknowledged the importance of a nation's identity and people's sense of it, but they also note how both can come to include cultural minorities as they do change.
and advanced liberals generally, the term majority designates a totality in the sense of an all-embracing abstract ideological commitment, substituting for an historical human society that tolerates no dissent, and that everyone subject to its oversight is compelled to recognize.
For many multiculturalists
, liberal autonomy is deemed too "sectarian," demanding, or intolerant a value on which to base political morality for a culturally diverse society.
For instance, when her critics ask her if there is anything beautiful in Islam, she cites some nonessential matters such as its appeal to charity before bringing the discussion down to primary issues such as freedom, noting that Islam is built on inequality among the sexes--something that multiculturalists
purport to want to obliterate.
say that the proverbial American melting pot must be replaced by the "salad bowl," the idea that culturally dissimilar ingredients can co-exist and complement each other.