Pros And Cons Of Multiculturalism

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Multiculturalism: Good or Bad?
Racism is a big issue in our society today and the sad truth is that it always will be. We see evidence of racism in every aspect of life from birth to death, it spans an entire lifetime. As it is commonly argued, we are not born racist. We simply pick up our social views on race from our surroundings and our upbringings. However, race really is not a valid idea in my opinion because there is only one true race, the human race. We all belong to it, we are just born in different places, speak different languages, and believe in different religions. And that’s what makes us unique as a society. Everyone has so much culture to bring to the forefront. Being different is good. I would hate to live in a world where
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It is usually considered in terms of the culture associated with an aboriginal ethnic group and foreigner ethnic groups. A sociological theory developed by an American named Milton Gordon helps to create a further in depth look into the levels of multiculturalism. There are three levels multiculturalism; Anglo conformity, melting pot, and cultural pluralism. All three levels are evident in the texts we read. The first level is Anglo conformity. Anglo Conformity is defined as when a race leaves behind their old culture to adopt the culture of the majority. The reason it is called Anglo conformity is because this was popular of immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s to preform unwillingly. They received so much prejudice from white, Anglo-Saxon, protestants that they took the “if you can’t beat them, then join them” approach. So they …show more content…
The melting pot is a metaphor describing the assimilation of immigrants into American culture, while keeping some of their old culture. This act of mixing cultures results in an American culture that has multiple dimensions to it and is so unique because of the many different races that have contributed to the whole. For example, the reason we celebrate St. Patrick day is because of the Irish population brought it over and the majority in America accepted the idea of celebrating a saint in March. The melting pot is a great metaphor because if you think about it, if you take a whole bunch of different ingredients and throw it all into a pot on the stove, what happens? You end up with a melted stew that is much better when mixed together than it is when it was separate. In “How to Date a Brown girl, Black girl…” Junot Diaz has the narrator talk about multiple different races of girls that he is thinking about talking to. While he is stereotyping them which is completely the opposite of multiculturalism, he is explaining the beauty of a melting pot society. Even in the text alone is a melting pot of American slang terms and Puerto Rican words in Spanish that are a part of the narrators vocab. The words he is using is a form of English called “Spanglish” which is exactly how it sounds, a blend of Spanish and English. This is what melting pot is all about. Bringing together bits and pieces from cultures worldwide and

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