Benefits Of Multiculturalism In Globalised Society

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Before we begin our inquiry of whether adopting multiculturalism in our globalised society is a necessity, we must first ask ourselves, what is “multiculturalism” and “globalisation”? Multiculturalism refers to the evolution of cultural diversity within a jurisdiction while globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture. We might thus say that multiculturalism must be adopted in our globalised society because it dilutes and dissipates the divisiveness of ignorance, keeping with it the promise of peace in our globalised world by softening the indifference of tolerance through embracing it with the genuine humanity of acceptance. Progress in …show more content…
In our globalised world, no country can survive independently. Globalisation requires countries to be inter-dependent for economic growth and business. In today’s world, countries have to be culturally accepting to attract foreign investments and Multinational Companies (MNCs), essential for sustaining a developed, globalised economy or aiding development in a less developed country. Our multicultural society today is a melting pot of unconflicting cultures, races and backgrounds. Observing multiculturalism helps to capitalise on such human resources so as to generate economic flow for the country. The USA clearly exemplifies how multiculturalism can help boost and sustain the economy of a country. The USA is the country of immigration, which builds itself upon the importation of people from other parts of the world, starting from the black slaves, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican workers people fleeing Europe during World War 2 and now, people from all over the world. Excluding antebellum America, the USA has capitalized on the inflow of human resources. Though the USA may not be as culturally accepting as Singapore, it can still be considered multicultural as peace can be observed between people of different races and religion. With its culturally, religiously and racially diverse society, the USA uses multiculturalism to unite people and hence generate income to become the economic superpower of the world. A negative example on failure of multiculturalism would be in Britain. Anti-migrant sentiments in Britain have fuelled racism and hatred towards immigrants and refugees in Britain. Many of the local white British see these migrants as competition, who compete for job opportunities and are also intolerant of their culture and beliefs. The lack of understanding and tolerance is evident in the protest

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