They clearly express a kind of American multiculturalism
, each ensuring through rituals and education that its particular group will know and value what it means, within American society, to be, for example, Jewish, Sephardic Jewish, and Moroccan Sephardic Jewish; to be Muslim and Indo-Pakistani Muslim; to be Catholic, Hispanic, and Mexican Catholic; and so on.
The final chapters focus on uniquely modern and postmodern forms of toleration, concluding with his discussion of American multiculturalism
, perhaps the most interesting and illuminating section of the work.
Whatever the case may be, the intimate yet multifarious relationship between the writing of the Harlem Renaissance and American cultural nationalism is a rich subject for inquiry at the current moment, when the relative claims of Afrocentricity, American multiculturalism
, and cultural "hybridity" demand attention.