The Advantages and Disadvantages of Multiculturalism Essay

1037 Words Oct 21st, 2008 5 Pages
Multiculturalism n.

Multiculturalism is where a variety of many different cultural/ethnic groups live together within the same society. In a multicultural society, there is not an official culture that every person must be a part of. Instead, all cultures are respected as much as each other. In general, a multicultural society is formed when people from many different countries all migrate to one place. For example, 10% of the UK’s population consists of different racial groups. Multicultural cities are called cosmopolitans.

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If you walk down any bustling London street, it is likely you will come across many people from different cultural backgrounds. For London now speaks over 200 languages and the diversity of different
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One of the reasons that causes terrorism is indifference in society. This misunderstanding and intolerance to citizens of different nationalities may cause brutal terrorist acts and take the lives of many innocent people.

Minority groups can get a lot of attention as they often say they are treated unfairly. This often means that there is positive discrimination against natives to keep the country happy. Unfortunately, this causes tension between natives and immigrants.

British culture will be wiped out in the coming years if the Government continues to pander to all other cultures and abandons its original children. We should be maintaining a balance to preserve our own culture, which has developed over thousands of years. All cultures should accept the British way of life first and build their cultural identity around it.

It costs the Britain millions to be multicultural, printing publications in multiple languages, changing signage, employing interpreters in law courts etc. What ever happened to the saying "When in Rome.”?

Conclusion

For me, a multicultural society is one where people from all over the world can live together peacefully, respect, and learn from each other’s ways of life. Many believe that all Britain can ever hope for in the way of multiculturalism is mutual tolerance and not much else. But then again, England has been multicultural since the dawn of time - London is

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