Those who are in support of it argue that multiculturalism assists in the intergration of minorities and immigrants, removing barriers to their participation in the Canadian life and making them feel more welcome in the Canadian society, leading to a rigid sense of belonging and pride in Canada. On the other hand, critics argue that multiculturalism leads to the promotion of balkanization and ghettoization, giving encouragement to the members of ethnic groups to look inwards, and emphasizing on the differences between groups rather than their shared rights or identities as Canadian citizens. This debate is highly ritualized and its basic terms have barely changed in 35 years. One reason to why this debate continues to recycle is that until recently, there had been little concrete evidence to test these duelling perspectives on the impact of multiculturalism. However, in the past few years important new evidence emerged which can be divided into two broad categories: I.
The policy objectives for multiculturalism program focus on building an integrated, socially cohesive society and making institutions more responsive to the needs of Canada’s diverse population. Finally, inclusive citizenship is emerging as 21th century goal not only for multiculturalism policy but also for Canadian social policy as a whole (Richmond, 2005). The positive impact of multiculturalism policy Multiculturalism policy supporters counted that it stimulates integration through mitigating obstacles to participation in Canadian life . when compared to many other countries that do not possess an official Multiculturalism policy , it is evident that Multiculturalism policy has placed an indispensable role in the successful integration of ethnic and religious minorities and immigrants in Canada ( kymlicka,2008; kymlicka,2010) . From the example of success provided by kymlicka, ( 1998;2010) that are worth ******** : The high level of acceptance and reciprocal idealifieaion between native Canadians and immigrants .
Multiculturalism is popular in many countries as it can be used as a strategy to fight inequalities. Supporters of multiculturalism claim that it removes social and cultural barriers for immigrants and minority groups, making them feel more welcome in Canadian society, promoting a stronger sense of belonging and pride in Canada (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7). Therefore, multiculturalism is useful as it assists in the integration of immigrants and minorities. On the other hand, critics argues that multiculturalism accentuates the differences between groups rather than their shared rights or identities as the nation’s citizens as it promotes “ghettoization and balkanization” (Kymlicka, 2010, p. 7), thereby encouraging members of ethnic groups to look
Multiculturalism is a cultural diversity of communities where two or more community merges with each other for establishing a new community. In this, the various streams of world cultures combine to form new currents of human interactions, a global perspective and development of a multicultural person. The perspective and worldview of multicultural person transcend the indigenous culture developed from complex of social, political, economic and educational interactions. Such person had an international frame of references rather than specific knowledge or interest in global affairs. Besides this, cultural diversity can be understood by knowing the term global culture.
In a multicultural first world country, it seems ludicrous that people are still judged for their skin colour and appearance. The sad truth is that the issue of racism is still highly prevalent in society today. Despite a number of actions taken to promote equality, such as the 2008 "Sorry Speech" and the "Closing the Gap" policies, societal discrimination against indigenous people is still widespread today, suggesting previous policies have not been particularly effective or well maintained. A 2017 ARB survey revealed that an increased percentage of the population felt Australia was a 'racist country.' While more people are aware of
We can see many multicultural societies in Britain, France, and Belgium etc. that reminds them of their history of being a colonial power once. When we move on to USA, after the emergence of a new country there had been tension around because there were different cultures that joined together to form one state. This discrimination takes place when one group is treated differently from another based on his looks, clothes, and his social
Multiculturalism In Australia Justin Lye Zhi Hao School of Arts, University Sains Malaysia New Media Design and Technology Penang, Malaysia firstname.lastname@example.org ABSTRACT – Multiculturalism is not a new word for Australian. Australian’s population has grown significantly for the past 200 years. This paper is going to discuss about the factors behind this trend and the reasons allowed this impressive mixture of cultural groups to exist together as well as those that have created conflict, tension and marginalization. Immigration has played a crucial role in this growth. In short, multiculturalism wouldn’t exist if it has a low number of immigration.
This separation solidifies already existing gaps between cultures and people. Despite the issues that differences create when they exist among different groups, people keep their roots strongly in their communities and cultures. People immediately born into a group and grow up seeing existing differences among separate communities. Seeing patterns and differences is human nature making the required multicultural interactions very difficult. Calhoun identifies the individual’s role in cosmopolitanism: “the ideas of individuals abstract enough to be able to choose all their “identifications” is deeply misleading.
Joomla cultural diversity also cites different cultures to respect each other's differences. The word "cultural diversity" means any type of human society or culture in the particular area, or completely in the world. Globalization is often said that the cultural diversity of the world will have a negative effect. Opposition and support By prejudice with biodiversity, which is considered essentially for the long-lasting survival of the earth, it can be argued that cultural diversity is very important for humanity's long-term survival; and that The protection of local cultures is as important as human being as protection of species and ecosystems is usually life. General UNESCO General Conference achieved this position in 2001, Article 1 of the World Heritage on Cultural Diversity has emphasized that "cultural diversity is that humanity is as essential as human being
A challenge like no Other! A handshake, a tight hug, a gesture like bowing down, a kiss on the cheek, or something quite unique like sticking one’s tongue out at someone are all results of multicultural cities. According to Hutchison (2017), at the beginning of the third millennium, more than half of the global population lives in cities and economic integration as well as globalization fueled what is called cultural diversity and originated what is known now as multicultural cities. Sociology dictionary describes the multi-cultural society/city as “a society characterized by cultural pluralism”; one society rejoices cultural mixtures such as linguistic, religious, ethnical diversities (Encyclopedia.com, 2017). The wealth of multicultural cities poses challenges to the multicultural cities and their citizens.