Essay on Minority Groups in Liberal Democracies
doing so, it harms another liberal democratic goal: equality of opportunity. I argue that since this deviation is permitted, group-specific rights, used to protect multiculturalism, are justified in that mitigate the harm done by nation-building.
Will Kymlicka, professor of philosophy at Queen’s University, asserts that multiculturalism is the rejection of the notion that there could be a “normal” citizen, referring to the “able-bodied, heterosexual white male” (327). Moreover, he defines multiculturalism’s