Talk:Multiculturalism

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Before you delete this article[edit]

This is quite obviously just a stub.

I believe this article addresses our mission, specifically point 3 (Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism) and potentially point 4 (Analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media).

The necessity of this page is indicated by the fact that the term "multiculturalism" appears in some form in 32 articles on Rationalwiki.

I don't agree with everything that the reference says, but it seemed like a good place to start.

Please add to this article.

Thank you.

zieber (talk) 20:21, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

I added a bit more. I'm afraid most of my edits will be emphasising the negative side of multiculturalism, however - maybe someone else would like to balance things out. Out of curiosity, do any people here see themselves as actively pro-multiculturalism? I'd describe myself as not-anti-multiculturalism, personally... Baljit (talk) 17:54, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
It's difficult to classify multiculturalism exactly because it takes different forms in most places. I know EU states have national "multicultural policy," and I don't think the government should be in the business of standardizing "culture." For me, it basically means don't be a dick to people from different cultural/ethnic backgrounds. In the US, multiculturalism seems to be mostly used either by university administrators harping about "diversity" or as a bogeyman by racist, nationalist cranks. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 20:00, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Monocultural[edit]

Am I missing the snark or does this article

  • Say that Mullticulturalism works in the USA - which might be a surprise to some immigrants in some areas
  • Multiculturalism is failing in Europe because of a clash between Muslim and Western cultures - which might be a bit of a suprise to my friends Mike and Sangeeta
  • Completly fails to address any form of multiculturalism outside of these two instances.

I mean, come on guys. I'd rewrite the whole thing but (a) I haven't got the time and (b) I'm always wary before making such significant changes. Bad Faith (talk) 13:14, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Racism and war[edit]

I think the comment on racism and war was posted as an example of something ridiculous believed by far left groups like ANSWER. I don't think the article was actually supporting ANSWER's claim so much as mocking them. Jonee (talk) 5:24, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

I See Little Basis to define matters in terms of immigration[edit]

If there exist a number of cultures in a nation, and these are to accepted or even promoted in there differences, that is IMHO multiculturalism. Of course a new group of immigrants may have a distinct culture, but I think it confounds the issue to emphasize immigration. For example, in the USA, the African descent population is quite old in its immigration. The European descent population is similarly old. The American Indian population is even older in its probable immigration. I don't think that those who advocate multiculturalism are concerned about Indians accepting the descendants of European immigrants in their culture. BTW, the university course I took on multiculturalism said little or nothing about immigrants, per se. Upon further reflection, I am inclined to think that this article is written from a British POV, and it may reflect a difference in connotation to the term (multiculturalism) in Britain vs that in the USA (though the article says nothing about Angles and Saxons accepting the Norman culture since 1066). Thus I recommend that "immigration" be mostly written out of this article, as it confounds the issue in its essence. I think that while the issue overlaps with acceptance of immigrants and catering to immigrants, the fact that the various cultures came from recent immigrants or not is not the actual issue. (Agnostic0000 (talk) 15:39, 15 August 2016 (UTC))