The Benefits Of Multiculturalism

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A multicultural society is a country where different ethnic and religious live together, allowing their cultures to fuse together to form a unique environment. With the onset of globalization, the rate at which multiculturalism occurs has increased exponentially. Quoting Steve Case, “for better or worse, which is true with any new innovation, certain any new technological innovation. All you can do is try to maximize the good stuff and minimize the bad stuff. Multiculturalism, more evident in developed countries with open immigration policies such as The United State of America has brought with it its own set of benefits and problems. I am for the view however that the benefit of multiculturalism far surpasses the problems tied with it. To me, the problems of multiculturalism are built up due to human’s innate instinct of self-preservation and their unwillingness to change.
Due to the diversity of culture immigrants bring with them to their host countries, it enables the local population learn more about the world without leaving the comforts of home. For instance in Singapore, the local population consists of four main racial groups, the Chinese, the Malays, the Indians and the Eurasians. With each race bringing along with them their local culture, language and cuisine, Singaporeans have the luck of experiencing different tastes, sights and sounds without having to spend exorbitant amounts of money on travelling. For example, the Malays can celebrate Chinese New Year with

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