The Importance Of Multiculturalism In Education

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I, in my own mind, have always thought of America as a place in the divine scheme of things that was set aside as a promised land. It was set here and the price of admission was very simple: the means of selection was very simple as to how this land should be populated. Any place in the world and any person from those places; any person with the courage, with the desire to tear up their roots, to strive for freedom, to attempt and dare to live in a strange and foreign place, to travel halfway across the world was welcome here.

Ronald Reagan spoke these words during a commencement address for Williams Woods College in Missouri in June of 1952. Reagan believed that America was purposed to be a nation of freedom and unity. The American
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Everyone in America has the right to believe what he wants, but multiculturalism pushes Americans to accept the culture and religion of others. Without love for the country, there can be no patriotism. Multiculturalism gives the idea that one should be able to move to a country, reside there, make his living there, raise his children there, build his life there, yet still have no loyalty or love for that country. Instead of love for that country, his loyalties and love still lie in the country from which he came. If everyone in America rested on this idea, America would not be a nation working together, but instead a nation divided by everyone’s own specific culture and their loyalties to that culture instead of America. Multicultural education began as a result of the civil rights movements in the 1960’s. The racial rights as well as the women’s rights movements began these pushes for educational reform. What began as a push for racial and women’s equality rights soon grew to be much more. As other minority groups observed the demands being answered, they too began to demand equal rights. The gay and lesbian movement began in the 1970’s. They too wanted equal rights in the education system. These movements soon led to what multiculturalism is today. The progressive education movement …show more content…
Love for country is important in the lives of the citizens who live there. Without patriotism, the United States of America would not have become the United States of America. Patriotism was a key ingredient to winning the war for independence. They were united for one cause. The Bible teaches that unity is important to a people. Psalm 133:1 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” In the New Testament book of Mark, Christ teaches that “if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot

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