No, no way, man. No, what's wrong with you? Multiculturalism leads to decadence. Since you have nothing in common with others, I'm talking about your identity, you don't give a **** if the country fails or succeeds. I personally don't give a **** if America fails or succeeds because it has become too multicultural and I feel my identity is not being protected in this country. I'm not being represented.
I want a nation that has a clear defined identity. Enough of this multicultural crap!
Freedom is not free.
To the OP question (I voted "other"):
Multiculturalism: Yes, of course.
*BUT* within a frame of a society that respects minority rights, religious freedom and a free, open political system. Each of the different subcultures within society must embrace this frame, else it cannot work but will fall apart.
But as long as this frame is respected, multiculturalism should be encouraged: As long as you live and let live, it really doesn't matter how you dress, what you eat, what you believe, how you worship -- and of course it does even matter less which skin color you have, which language is your first language, or which country you or your parents are originally from.
For technical reasons, I'd include language skills of the respective native language: It's necessary for a society to function that all subcultures can at least communicate without greater difficulties.
Some Muslim immigrants still seem to have problems with this concept. But even moreso, there are much more, by far much more natives who have a problem with that. Xenophobes who want a homogenous society, that is ethnically, culturally or racially "pure". Those people are the enemies of freedom and the enemies of an open society. I'd give random Muslim extremists as example, or right-wingers à la Wilders, or Breivik.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
a better life for their children
a pursuit of happiness..
BUT, the one thing that must be common for all is one national language - ENGLISH...
The "common goals" are obvious, all one needs to do is ask.
I have, have you ?
My point is that while some of you worry about having your identity protected, and want a clear concise culture, we up here, and in France, Germany, Norway have multicultural societies but our cultures can still be identified as Canadian, French, German and Norwegian. The Multiculturalism is what forms our countries' cultures.
"After all, you know, there are worse things in life than death. I mean, if you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know exactly what I mean."
I'm all for muti-culturalism. I don't what someone's race, religion, or (insert other cultural differences here), is. The more diverse a culture is a better. There is only one race and that is the human race.