Prejudice And Discrimination Essay

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Register to read the introduction… On this basis we may conclude that enforcing a single ideology unto different cultural groups will for in the least part, have no true bearing. An article in the news editorial ‘Toronto Sun’ published on May 23, 2013 by Ezra Levant, profoundly highlighted that multiculturalism won’t work because you cannot have two competing cultures in the same country. The article discussed a gruesome occurrence in London where a British civilian was walking down the street wearing a ‘Help for Heroes’ t-shirt, a charity that supports wounded soldiers. Nearly a few minutes after, two Muslim men rammed him with their car and subsequently hacked him to death. London is deemed one of the most multicultural cities in the world. According to the editorial, “A postcard from the UK”, Carly Chynoweth noted that “There are communities here from pretty much everywhere in the world. During the London Olympics we discovered that there were people from every competing country already living here.” Nevertheless, in this diverse multicultural city, we see accounts of brutality. Can we still now say that living in a multicultural society fosters bonds and diminishes racism and cultural prejudices? Why was this British man hacked to death? According to the ‘Toronto Sun’, the Muslim men jumped out of their vehicle and …show more content…
According to an article in ‘The Guardian’, studies show that living in a culturally diverse space makes one more tolerant, not less. The argument by editor Madeleine Bunting, passive tolerance makes you more tolerant of diversity. “Passive tolerance is probably not a concept many people have yet heard of. Let's hope that changes, because "passive tolerance" is the most hopeful bit of academic social psychology research to emerge in a long time. It is the idea that simply living in an area of high diversity rubs off on you, making you more tolerant of ethnic diversity”. Bunting’s argument is focused on the mosaic of businesses and activities that occur on a local city street. The constant interaction, she surmises fosters passive tolerance, and possibly just by witnessing these various interactions is sufficient enough to have an impact. Furthermore, according to the article, “Two of the studies were conducted over several years and tracked the same individuals, showing how attitudes changed. Even prejudiced people showed a greater degree of tolerance over time if they lived in a mixed neighbourhood. The study's positive message is reinforced by the finding of a separate study led by the same Oxford team – the biggest to date in England on diversity and trust. White British people were asked whether they felt ethnic minorities threatened their way

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