1.) “Multiculturalism” Is The Co-Existence Of Diverse Cultures,

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1.) “Multiculturalism” is the co-existence of diverse cultures, where culture includes racial, religious, religious, or cultural groups and its manifested in customary behaviors, cultural assumptions and values, patterns of thinking, and communication styles. Assimilation occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the language, practices, beliefs. Assimilation requires minorities to adopt the traits of the dominant culture (49). Through this process we simply add new information to our existing knowledge base, often times reinterpreting these new experiences to fit preexisting information. Culture assimilation isn’t so much changing one’s opinion but rather adding to it, or expanding the possibilities of such actions. For example,…show more content…
An example, Amish people live among us and despite the availability/advancement in technology they choose to live an old lifestyle. By traveling by horse, not using any electricity, and having their own exclusive Amish community for themselves. These terms reflect a more positive impact than negative one, multiculturalism as increasing minority members’ happiness: Religious tolerance — coupled with federalism and localism — has often let people live, be free, and pursue happiness in America without having to sacrifice or hide their belief systems(Volokh ).Multiculturalism as an engine of the search for truth: Both federalism and religious diversity often produce a wide range of options — ideological and governmental — that then compete with one another. In federalism, this is known as the “states as laboratories of democracy” model. For religious and other ideologies, this best fits the metaphor of the “marketplace of ideas(Volokh). Multiculturalism as a source of valuable citizens: The tolerance for a wide range of religious belief systems has drawn more people to this nation, and has avoided forcing people into exile. Recall the old joke, “who was the most successful German general of World War II?,” with the answer being “Eisenhower.” More seriously, America’s development of the atomic bomb during World War II, which relied heavily on European (and often Jewish) scientists who had fled Hitler, is one illustration — one of many — of the value
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