Unlike Marx who views Multiculturalism from the theory heading downwards Dalrymple views multiculturalism from the ground going up. His day to day experiences prove that "not all cultural values are compatible or can be reconciled by the enunciation of platitudes." This means that although multiculturalists support the idea that people should embrace different cultures, there are many challenges that make implementation difficult. Dalrymple argues that the idea that we can co-exist in a society whereby the law doesn't favor one culture at the expense of another one is a lie. In short, the author's main argument is that some cultural values will always be superior to others in every society and the idea that all cultural values can be compatible with every ethnic group makes no
Multiculturalism is a manifold concept which has not been dealt with very openly in every country. It is very hard for some politicians to frankly confess "multiculturalism" is not a concern in their nations since they may afraid of being accused of racism, ignoring human rights, and suppressing minorities. Even in the educational programs, the political dimension of teaching has been ignored. On the other hand. there are not many studies which have been done regarding the influence of multiculturalism on immigrants sociopolitical aspects of life and most of the investigations seek to focus on the socio-economical or socio-cultural aspects.
Readers can see and relate with Pollitt’s idea, and realize the logical reasoning behind it. Pollitt then moves on explaining the logical reason why women are attracted to difference feminism. Pollitt points out that people enjoy hearing the positive qualities they have. Difference feminists use this to their advantage. Pollitt states, “Difference feminists want to give women credit for these good behaviors by raising them from the level of instinct or passivity- the Camille Paglia vision of femininity- to the level of moral choice and principled decision” (407).
We live in a world where everyone is created equally. A world where we teach we are all equally treated, respected, and offered the same rights, but have yet to see women offered these rights. Susan M. Okin wrote “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?” in response to women versus the cultural and minority groups rules and regulations of multiculturalism. Okin defines feminism as “the belief that women should not be disadvantaged by their sex, that they should be recognized as having human dignity equally with men, and the opportunity to live as fulfilling and as freely chosen lives as men can” (Hinman 2006). Multiculturalism in the article is defined as “minority cultures or ways of life that are not sufficiently protected by ensuring the individual rights of their members” (Hinman, 2006).
Both, race-conflict approach and multiculturalism, coincide with each other in the way that they explain the importance of equality among all races in the United States. They both focus on social conflict and diversity within this melting pot of a country. Race and culture encourage two diverse ideas, however they share similar goals of broadening people’s knowledge on the importance of other cultures contributions in the Americas and around the world. Equally, they share views and strong opinions on how the English way of life is not the only way people need to abide by anymore. In which, everyone is entitled to live the way there culture does without any outside dictatorship.
Womanism’s main difference from feminism is that Womanists are open to all men and woman. Womanists do not look to cast a shadow over men, and discriminate, like feminism, but adopt a more inclusive and wholesome approach. Womanism attacks racism, sexism and poverty. Their ultimate goal is to institutionalize their rights as being black and women against exploitative capitalism and radicalized construction of gender. By adopting an wholesome approach, Womanism acknowledges an ‘universality-principle’.
Ecofeminism is the multicultural perceptive aspects about women and nature. With the reference to third wave feminism, ecofeminism is the combination of feminism, ecology and women’s spirituality. Patrick Murphy comments the relationship between ecology and feminism as, To be a feminist, one must also be an
And that notion contradicts completely with the idea of feminism in the international relations. Feminism sees the condition that the world is creating a patriarchal hegemony, a hegemon that heavily biases for the advantage of men, and undermining the role and value of women, and with the progress of civilization, the conditions for women does not reflect as such anymore, that for the better establishment of the society, women needs to be involved in the process for decision making and policy making, and equal chances must be given for women to be involved in the decisions that would affect themselves, rather than men deciding it for women. Feminists see the world needs to be deconstructed for the inclusions of women and better conditions in the society regarding
Though every individual in our society is unique, with various cultural backgrounds, we all ultimately come together as one. Multiculturalism is the existence of those diverse cultures, including ethnic and religious groups, within a society. The goal of multiculturalism within the education system has been to assist others in understanding and appreciating cultural diversity, as well as to provide all students an opportunity to learn and receive a higher education. Unfortunately, not everyone will agree that multiculturalism in higher education is important, or that it is even necessary. Some believe that multicultural education is only directed toward minorities, discriminating against white, heterosexual males, while others believe that multiculturalism is against Western tradition.