The Failure Of Multiculturalism Essay

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In many countries multiculturalism has caused several problems and conflicts in the past years, problems like overpopulation or unemployment that can cause economic and social challenges. But despite the fact that multiculturalism has granted countries the opportunity to grow both economically and socially, politicians like David Cameron, Merkel and Sarkozy have already claimed it being a failure. This has caused people of today’s society asking themselves, has multiculturalism failed or not?

If multiculturalism has failed is of course quite difficult to say. This differs from country to country. In one country it may have failed for various reasons, but it could have succeeded in another. History has shown that some countries have received great beneficial values from immigrants traveling to their country. For example after the Second World War immigrants came to Britain and helped them rebuild the country. This of course had a positive impact on the country but it lead to social conflicts in the public. Because many British citizens did not accept or welcome these immigrants. This changed in Britain, the country’s policy on multiculturalism became much more tolerant. In Britain all ethnic and cultural groups have the same rights. And there was no pressure to adopt British values in the public. The policy changed quite drastically after the 9/11 terrorist attacks
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In Canada all ethnic groups are equal, and the society has a mutual tolerance and they respect all the different cultures living there. <<In 1971 Canada was the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy. >> (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/citizenship.asp) In Canada immigrants are encouraged to keep their culture and beliefs when they settle down there. Canada is a great example of how a multicultural society should be, some may state Canada being a multicultural society that has
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