What causes racial hatred: racists or racial friction?Watch
The greater the racial diversity, the greater the racial hatred in a community. Right? Isn't that we have been discovering in this noble experiment to get humankind to transcend its tribal nature?
-- Promote mono-racial societies, and you are promoting societies that are free of racial hatred.
-- Promote multi-racial societies, and you are promoting racial hatred.
The dilemma for us who support multi-culturalism is what balance do we strike between the benefits of multi-culturalism and the amount of racial hatred we can tolerate.
and anyway, what is racism?
im not trying to cause offence by the next statement, but, if expecting people to change they're beliefs and way of living to fit in with that of the society they are moving into, well sorry class me as a racist.
But in my mind, if i moved to france, i wouldnt expect my new neighbours to all learn english to make me feel at home, if they did it would b nice, but i would expect to have to learn french and if i chose to speak english in my own house then no1 could say anything. but to not speak/behave in the way to whih they are acostimed would be pure ignorant.
oh well, theres my view.
love Katy ***
they kept british customs and the language and tried to introduce it to the invaded countries so why do we expect others to do different here?
However, it's all about respect. If cultures are to live side by side they must respect each other and their beliefs - for example if a bunch of yobs burn down mosques and temples that's not respect. With that respect and understanding we can live together peacefully - it's crucial to integrate but it is equally as crucial to hold onto our roots and culture. For example, I am a Hindu, so I am very much fluent in my regional language (Gujrati) as well as English, I watch English and Indian films, I listen to English and Indian music. I am a Hindu, but I respect Christianity, Islam, Sikhism etc etc and I would never criticise them. I talk about my love of Indian films in an appropriate situation and my love of English films also in appropriate situations. I would never be so disrespectful as to talk in my regional language in public because that is excluding other people - I strictly speak it in the home and around my family and people who understand it. Similarly, my grandparents do not understand English, so I speak in Gujrati to them. There is nothing wrong with encouraging multiculturalism, but integration is crucial.
The process should take time in taking shape. Unity should be the only desired goal of multi-culturalism, and that does not mean a street with Mr Jones living next to Mr Abdul living next to Mrs Kraichzeck and so on.
As for the argument of Britain didn't learn the languages of the countires they conquered, it is precisely because we conquered them that we didn't learn the language. I dont remember losing any wars.....
It's quite a scary thought in a way, I cant think of many, if any cultures that have stood by and watched whilst the once huge majority become the minority.
In respone to the original thred I would say that in my own opinion, a TRUE multi-cultural society will never exist. BUT I think that creation of one should be the goal of everone if we are to make real progress.