Multiculturalism And The United States

1768 WordsJun 23, 20168 Pages
Multiculturalism as Seen in the United States. In the current day, we see skin tones and cultural backgrounds of all types in our daily lives. This mixture of people from across all walks of life is the very definition of a multicultural society. As stated for the full definition of multicultural in the Merriam-Webster dictionary,” of, relating to, reflecting, or adapted to diverse cultures”. During the past several decades the rise of immigrants from across the globe to the U.S. has lead to several changes within the country. However, as of the last 15 years, there has been steps taken against the strides made previously throughout the latter portion of the 20th century. Much of the middle 20th century brought upon great change to break the figurative chains that hindered the African-American community. Also during the early part of the 20th century, the U.S. took great strides in passing the 19th Amendment. More so, the second World War brought thousands to freedom and a better life from tyranny. Although today the term “Multicultural” is less used, the term “Diversity” has filled its place. Diversity as stated in Merriam_Webster’s dictionary, diversity is “the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization”. This is prevalent in higher education and the job market. On many colleges one would research, the statistics of the populous is stated in almost plain sight. Also, in many organizations, there is a
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