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    Whilst it is possible that the discrimination I have experienced is due to the ethnicity the underlines my genetic makeup, I believe that it is mainly due to my gender. Growing up in a predominantly white, middle class environment I was subjected to the enforcement of stringent gender stereotypes. Despite women’s advancement in working labour, men and woman from the same location experience the world in different ways, which is based on the way they are treated by others (Connerly & Pederson,…

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    even allowed to vote around the time that he was born. Schlesinger’s problem is not with the theory of multicultural melding, but solely on African American Studies. It was as if he held resentment against the Afrocentric movement and he used multiculturalism as a catalyst to debate against afrocentricity. Schlesinger also mentions that “American is not a nation of individuals at all but a nation of groups that ethnicity is the defining experience for most Americans (Schlesinger). Even if…

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    journalist Barbara Ehrenreich explains the current conflict between people who would like to replace our Eurocentric bias in education with a multicultural approach and those critics and conservative scholars who are leading the backlash against multiculturalism and “political correctness.” Writing for readers of Time magazine, Ehrenreich uses her own experience growing up in the 1950s to explain that her narrow education left her a “victim of monoculturalism,” ill-equipped to cope with…

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    We can start with the observation that “multiculturalism implicitly constructs the idea of a core English-Canadian culture, and that other cultures become ‘multicultural’ in relation to that unmarked, yet dominant, Anglo-Canadian core culture” (Mackey 1998:15). In essence this system doesn’t really…

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    differences of others. It also fosters the ability to function harmoniously and effectively in our multicultural society. Our textbook, Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice, is always focusing on how teachers can promote multiculturalism in the classroom and I truly believe that this book is a great introduction to young children. It lets children…

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    created equally but unique. In history one recognizes that the human species by nature is nomadic, constantly trekking from one place to another, essentially promoting multiculturalism. The world is a diverse place; cultures consistently migrate and interact with each other. Though there are inestimable benefits to multiculturalism ranging from technological advancements to the literal mixing of races, there are also numerous issues that plague characters relating to identity due to this…

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    Migrant Media Analysis

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    the U.S. or European parties against immigration are gaining traction, it’s become clear that opposition to multiculturalism is currently rampant. German chancellor Angela Merkel is under fire for the number of refugees being let into this country; but perhaps her actions are serving one of her oldest goals, true multiculturalism in Germany. In October of 2010, she declared that multiculturalism in Germany had failed; her disappointment in the nation’s efforts sparked many discussions concerning…

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    Euphemism In Australia

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    of the Labor government between 1991 and 1996 and again in 1996 to 2007 by the Liberal government. Australia, in the past decade has seen political ethnic values decline with the existence of racist attitudes. However, public opinion towards multiculturalism is contradictory with strong levels of support for cultural diversity co-existing with anti-multicultural attitudes in both Sydney and Melbourne, Australia 's two main immigrant-receiving…

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    He said, “America has so readily adopted the Canadian notion of multiculturalism because it preserves our preference for thinking ourselves separate-our elbows need not touch, thank you” (89). Rodriguez points out those standards of multiculturalism based on Canada’s standards, meaning Americans want things to be separate but equal. Culture assimilation of Canadians model is just like a salad bowl. It is…

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    many cultures along with their characteristic in Canada for Canada to be classified as having one culture, therefore Canada does not carry a culture, regardless of the few similarities visible amongst Canadians. This is reinforced through the Multiculturalism Act of 1971 which embraces and…

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