Multiculturalism And Social Diversity

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Brief Overview The world’s dilemmas and terrors have yet again cast their long shadows on the face of the earth. French muslim extremists together with their compatriots recently launched their largest simultaneous attacks in Paris, France, killing hundreds and injuring hundreds more. It was just one of the many conflicts happening around the world due to race or political agendas, resulting in a breakdown of trust between communities. Explanation According to the definition by United Nations’ Division for Social Policy and Development, a socially cohesive society is one where all groups have a sense of belonging, participation, inclusion, recognition and legitimacy. Definition Social cohesion can be seen as a multi-dimensional but complicated…show more content…
Example 1 - Overview Canada is the first multicultural and multi-ethnic country that has prospered over the last half a century. They adopted the latter and were the first country to have implemented multiculturalism as an official policy in 1971, which was in response to immigration (Spoonley et al., 2005, 89). The government and the community have taken strides in integrating people into their society, and also urges them to take an active role in aspects of their social, cultural, economic and political affairs. But to do so, they have had a fair share of difficulties and obstacles to overcome. Positive The government of Canada has done well in managing the admission of immigrants by selectively screening their capabilities to match them with labour market gaps and provides community programmes that would help them settle in. Negative However, Canada’s multiculturalism system has flaw. As there are two major groups of Canadians, the English-speaking and French-speaking, they hold different beliefs as to how new immigrants are…show more content…
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