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    Before some among you start lynching me and calling me a racist (it always happens with these topics), I would like you to read what I wrote and hear me out. I am against racism. I am just young, and developing my own political views, and this issue is very important to me. My own views may be wrong, and if that is the case I want those among you who know more than I do to help me understand and improve by providing constructive feedback. Thank you for your help, in advance.

    As I said, I am against racism, and history shows that assimilation of different cultural groups within a bigger society is a good thing. Think of how different the Vikings were from the Christians of mainland Europe, and of how their culture eventually blended in with southern Christianity and formed nowadays’ Northern European culture.

    However, I do not believe that same process of assimilation is being replicated in the West nowadays. Why are minorities encouraged to live in their own enclosed communities instead of blending in with the rest of society? Why was there outrage a few years ago when Angela Merkel proclaimed that ‘multiculturalism has failed’ and that minorities must learn German? Why was it considered insulting when Cameron said he wanted Muslim women to learn English so that they may feel part of England, and embrace its national identity? That is assimilation, isn’t it? The minorities should make an effort to integrate within the main culture, right? And indeed if minority children in the Anglosphere learn English as a second language rather than as a first one that is going to have an impact on their future prospects, right? So why is it a bad thing to instead encourage them to blend in with the mainstream?

    I think so far the answer to that is that ‘Western guilt’ gets in the way. We cannot ask minorities to let go of their culture and adopt a Western one (even if they live in the Western world) because that would be like saying Western culture is superior, the right way of life. The uncomfortable truth, though, is that deep down many of us DO think the Western way of life is the best. I see feminists campaigning against Islamophobia (and that is good, mark me), and yet they do not wear hijabs themselves. I see people campaigning for acceptance of African tribal rituals, and yet the Western liberal women among these campaigners do not undergo infibulations. So we are caught in a trap: we do not want to come out and say Western culture is superior, but our own very lifestyle betrays that in truth we really think it is.

    This causes another problem: we are fundamentally lying to minorities when we tell them their own minority cultures will be accepted and included. Feminists know how much education (which is, in itself, ALWAYS a form of brainwashing) it took to make Western men regard women as equals. They do not want the more conservative ideologies of non-Western cultures to become widespread in the West. They do not want Western culture to assimilate those values. So there always comes a moment in which these minority cultures, who have been promised full equality, get pushed back down EVEN by the liberals themselves. It is an uncomfortable, painful process fraught with guilt and denial.

    Even worse, at times these minorities may feel that Western people are ‘stealing’ their children. If we take children away from families that might, by our Western standards, abuse them by forcing them to marry or undergo infibulations, we are taking them away from their communities within which these rituals are not considered abuse. And these children, who grew up in a Western society, may forsake their original culture altogether when they grow up. Western people kind of told minorities their own cultures were equal and deserved equal respect, but then it turned out they did not really mean it.

    Because Western people deep down do really think their culture is the best, subtle anti-West propaganda is not well received. Many English people do not want to see a school in which the majority of students are Sikh/Muslim portrayed on television on St George’s day. Saint George was middle Eastern, some people will argue. That is true, but he was also a Christian. He was well-assimilated within Western society. When you show a classroom full of children who, instead, have maintained the cultures and the religions of their native lands (and I am not saying I have anything against those, obviously), you are showing the very opposite of what Saint George represents. Much of the ‘racism’ we see today has little to do with skin colour, and much more to do with cultural clash (not that pure racism based on skin colour alone doesn’t exist, unfortunately).

    So this is why cultural assimilation is not working as well as it did back when the Vikings arrived in mainland Europe. Back then, it was made clear to them that they must be baptised and learn French. Their gods, their lifestyle habits, their legends and so forth did get assimilated within European culture, but the main effort towards social integration was made by them. Nowadays, asking minorities to culturally integrate is considered a colonialist mentality.

    So what is the answer to all this? My own gut instinct is that Angela Merkel was right: multiculturalism HAS failed, and asking minorities to assimilate within the main culture is reasonable and done with their own protection and prosperity in mind. However, I know that many do not think that is the right answer. But what is the answer, then? What is the solution to this problem the Western world, with all its different inhabitants, is facing?
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    Race has nothing to do with Culture.

    Multiculture is the aim to have multiple cultures in one nation, not races.
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    (Original post by Wee.Guy)
    Race has nothing to do with Culture.

    Multiculture is the aim to have multiple cultures in one nation, not races.
    Exactly. Yet people are always accused of actual racism when they say minorities ought to let go of their culture and assimilate into British culture, but why is that wrong to ask? It actually benefits them, gives them more opportunities.
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    (Original post by Wee.Guy)
    Race has nothing to do with Culture.

    Multiculture is the aim to have multiple cultures in one nation, not races.
    Exactly, multi-racialism and multi-culturalism are not the same.
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    Multiculturalism isn't all bad, I think we have greater reason to integrate with the commonwealth nations than Europe.

    But mass immigration is terrible, I have people in my area who can't speak an ounce of English, it's stupid, irresponsible and another loony concept dreamt up by the left. I can integrate with those who have made the effort to integrate into our society but there is a large number who have not
 
 
 
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