Multiculturalism And Its Impact On Society

1585 Words Jun 7th, 2016 7 Pages
According to Takaki and Rattansi, Multiculturalism was a concept that played a vital role in how cultures assembled together in celebration of cultural diversity and pluralism to redress the inequalities all throughout the world. Through the readings, it is easy to identify that multiculturalism made a daily impact on people. The most critical social groups such as race, gender, religion, sexuality, nationality, and disability face the most constraint and enmity on social identity and opportunity. For the longest time, America has referred to multiculturalism as a term that represents a pluralist culture from the immigrant societies. Looking at how Western Europe dealt with it in the past, Multiculturalism is a term that needs to be out-rooted and possibly be taken into account the ‘intercultural’ alternative to handle the correct ethical and political orientation of dealing with 21st century America.
Multiculturalism has allowed for a society to undergo rapid change and mobility for all types of cultures such as geographic and social. This is why a community where its institutions allow for acceptance of all cultures in such as geographical, race, gender, religion, political, spiritual, is necessary for 21st century America as Rattansi spoke of in the concluding paragraph of Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction. According to Rattansi, “The origins of multicultural debate lie in the perceived difficulties of assimilating these newer communities to the host…
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