Cultural Moralism, Multiethnicity, And Cultural Diversity

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During the 60’s African Americans were faced with hardships unlike no other, having to deal with racism, educational disparities, and segregation during the Jim Crowe era of the deep south. Fixing to fight the status quo of the segregationist American south, African American students from historically Black Institutions had demonstrated that education should “serve as a tool to enlighten a people relative to their civil rights and social justice.” With African Americans leaders of the time fighting to gain the rights of social equality that their white counterparts had the privilege of been accustomed to since the birth of the U.S. black students felt it was their duty to fight for the formal establishment of African American studies in the …show more content…
To explain why one would need to break down the definition of each term. Starting with cultural diversity, it is defined as “the existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society.” In the Americanized textbooks cultural diversity is usually when you have a melting-pot such as where in New York City you have ethnic neighborhoods such as Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Guyana in one large city that is very diverse with a multitude of cultural backgrounds. When breaking down the meaning of multiethnicity you find it is stated as being “made up of people of various ethnicities.” With that being said, you would have to conclude that they are fairly close in meaning, almost identical. Finally, when we discuss the meaning of cultural pluralism being “a condition in which minority groups participate fully in the dominant society, yet maintain their cultural differences.” That can be associated with the very example used above dealing with the multiple ethnic neighborhoods in New York City. While the smaller communities within a large city of New York maintain their unique cultural identities, their values and practices are accepted by the wider culture if they are consistent with the laws and values of the society of the Nation as a

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