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  • Multiculturalism is a good idea.

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  • Multiculturalism is a bad idea.

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  • Neither is a good idea.

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  • Both are a good idea.

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  • Assimilation is a good idea.

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  • Assimilation is a bad idea.

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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Diversity is a great thing.
    But devision is a bad thing.
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    It doesn't matter if it is a good idea or a bad idea. It's going to happen no matter what is done to try and prevent it. If you're inclined to try to prevent it.
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    But division is a bad thing.
    Should have said "But division is a bad thing".

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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Look at Europe and ask yourself if multiculturalism works.
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I have personally never been a fan of "multiculturalism" as a social decision-making guideline, as I feel it is one of social ideas out there which is completely bad, with no good aspects to it at all.

    I prefer the social idea sometimes referred to as "the melting pot” or as I like to call it: Assimilation.

    At least if the goal of your social decisions is to bring a community into a closer and more intertwined relationship with each other.

    Multiculturalism, in my mind, can accomplish this on a small scale, by supporting or promoting an "us against them" mentality.

    Assimilation, on the other hand, (at least in my opinion) is a far better option.

    While it may blur the lines and even cause the loss of some aspects of the former culture and society which a person entering it used to have...That is the goal, at least if you are attempting to produce a society along the lines of that I described above.

    In my mind, only if the entire world is assimilated into one single culture (or at least the majority of it) will actual world peace/harmony/whatever result.

    The USA is not a "Melting Pot" though... it is a "Mixed Salad"
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The USA is not a "Melting Pot" though... it is a "Mixed Salad"
    Is that, in your opinion, an advantage or a disadvantage?
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Is that, in your opinion, an advantage or a disadvantage?
    It is a distinction. We mix and get covered with dressing, that binds us, but we don't melt into the same thing.

    I think that the idea of assimilation is a good thing though. There is strength to be had in learning from others, in adapting to change.
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    There has to be multicultural acceptance in the sense that we can't see the world as "us" vs. "them", but in a single nation, assimilation is the only way to go. It just doesn't work to have dozens of mini-cultures, none of which have any reason to work together, trying to pretend to be a single nation.
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Assimilation seems to work better. Assimilation also does not mean give up your heritage, it means adapt to your new surroundings and respect them.

    The problem is to many see it as giving up your heritage.
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    Re: Multiculturalism: Good idea or Bad?

    Multiculturalism breeds discrimination and racism, IMHO.
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