Sociological Perspective Of Immigration And Multiculturalism

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The Sociological Perspective of Immigration and Multiculturalism
From the sociological angle, the issue of immigration and its effects on national identity and multiculturalism can be viewed from a completely different perspective. The current regime wars and other conflicts across the world have caused more human displacement and suffering than did World War II. Even as refugees move towards Europe, many die on their way along the Mediterranean region. Still, other suffer o their death in European soil. For socialists, solidarity with other suffering human beings is the only solution to the refugee and immigration crisis, regardless of other concerns such as national identity and multiculturalism. To socialists, the problem to be solved is
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For instance, in Britain, it has been expected that the immigrant minority would simply pick up British values such as forbearance, impartiality before law, and the supremacy of democratic elections. Unfortunately, just a small portion of the immigrants have embraced all British values with a sizeable number giving values of liberalism and tolerance a wide berth. Instead of promoting the culture of the indigenous people, British authorities such as local city councils have in fact aided in the erosion of native cultures, replacing them with new immigrant cultures (Gibson, 2002). For instance, the Bradford city council has a policy that gives every minority group the right its uniqueness, traditions, faith, cuisine and…show more content…
The main causes of the current immigrant crisis are regime wars in countries such as Syria and conflicts by terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, Al-Shaba, Boko Haram and ISIS among others. Some immigrants also move into Europe and the US in search of employment and asylum to escape political persecution at home. Besides the war-ravaged nations of Middle East, the other origin of most of the immigrants to Europe and USA is northern Africa, which has been significantly unstable since the Arab spring uprisings. In particular, 2015 has been characterized by refuge ad immigrant influx not only in Western Europe but also in other regions such as North America. Multiculturalism and loss of national identity are some of the challenges associated with migration that the world currently faces. The increased refugee and migration crisis in recent time has elicited numerous opinions, which can be identified in public debates across the globe. On one side of the debate, sociologists and socialist societies assert that each individual, nation and the international society must play its role in reducing or eliminating the suffering of refugees and humans. In other words, governments and international organisations such as the EU and the UN must play their roles in protecting human rights by providing food, medicine and shelter to refugees and other immigrants. Socialists in the debate also
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