Monday, January 19, 2015

Cultural Pluralism vs. Multiculturalism

One is pro-life and good for humanity; the other, not so much.  Not PC featured an excellent article by Olivia Pierson who examines the critical distinctions between the two concepts.  Here's an important paragraph:
Multiculturalism is a modern liberal tenet which states that all cultures are equal regardless of the diverse practices of each culture. This should not be confused with cultural pluralism which holds that all citizens, no matter what culture they hail from, are equal before the laws of the land –the one host culture. The host culture is necessarily dominant, hence being the yearly recipient of hundreds of thousands of immigrants bidding farewell to their homelands.
Though not long, Pierson's article is highly educational, providing important insights about the two completing concepts.  I definitely recommend that you read this article.