There is a difference between multiculturalism and immigration… seems that in the context of the argument, that it is being “lumped together” to mean the same thing. Multiculturalism, in my view, is the culmination of values, mores, religions, morals and personal points of view of a people that are driven by their societal upbringing. Immigration, on the other hand, is relocation of people to another country or region for economic gain, financial opportunity, or political/religious refuge or freedom. Multiculturalism is more of a societal concept whereas immigration is more economic and driven by some desire to exist in a situation better than the situation that they are already in. Now, multiculturalism is a by-product of immigration by the simple fact that immigration brings the societal values, mores, morals and religious convictions of the people that are immigrating to the particular region. When this occurs, the host nation will have to accommodate the change and embrace the differences that introduced. If the host nation is resistant to change and not accommodating to the cultural differences, conflict and tension will dominate the socioeconomic climate and make the societal problem a political argument. The fundamental principle of America is that it is the “Land of Opportunity!” Many of us old enough to remember the saying that our country was referred to as the “Great American Melting Pot”, are now facing a challenge from the very thing that made our country unique and beautiful. Referring back to the economic concept of “Supply & Demand” applies to the problem of immigration. There are more people (DEMAND) than the country’s natural and socioeconomic resources (SUPPLY) can adequately provide for. When political ideas are introduced, it serves as the main catalyst for tension and argument for why multiculturalism fails. When a region is saturated with a surplus of people and a shortage of resources (housing, employment, infrastructure,...
...Benefit of Multiculturalism
Since the 1960s, the American government has admitted cultural diversity in American and encouraged the equality for everyone no matter which race they are or which sex they are. The world nowadays knows America as a multicultural country. So what is multiculturalism? It is
According to United State Bureau, the population of Houston in 2010 is 2, 145, 146 people included 50.5 % white people, 23.7% black people, 6.0 Asian people, 0.7 % American Indian and Alaska Native people, 25.6 % white people but not Hispanic, 43.8 % people of Hispanic or Latino origin, 0.1 % Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander. So with the variety of ethnicity, Houston is listed of multicultural city in American. Moreover, Houston is also an international city in American because there are a lot international business here such as Texas medical center, international airport, port of Houston, border on Mexico and oil and gas.
However, the society seem doesn’t want to accept that we have many people from other culture which want to keep pace with American. There are facts that racism strongly exists in the community and stop other people to express themselves in public or make them feel uncomfortable and ashamed because they are not White. In Anzaldua’s essay “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, she condemns the unfair treatment because her accent when she speak English and because of speaking Spanish in her class.
...delivering services to the majority population. Counsellors are unaware of the life experiences of the ethnic minority patient (Duran & Duran, 1995, p8).
Counselling theories and practices are based on values that are adopted from European models. These dominant theories that are the basis of counsellor training and practice, include all of the major assessment tools, according to Duran and Duran (l995), perpetuating colonialism and the domination of people with different worldviews. However, there is a growing awareness of the changing multicultural basis of the Mauritian society and of a more holistic and non-eurocentric counselling approaches need to be adopted by practitioners. While there is “increased attention to diversity and multiculturalism in the counselling profession” (Walden, Herlihy & Ashton, 2003, p. 109), there is still much to be done to move counselling towards a “post-colonial” approach. In other words, moving the counselling profession towards more openness to diversity and a greater acceptance of other worldviews and culturally different counselling practices.
Helms and Cook (1999) state that ultimately, the outcomes of the counselling process are the result of what both, counsellor and client bring to session, which to a large extent, is influenced by racial or cultural factors. Helms and Cook (1999) outline four main components:
· The input of psychological, race, and cultural reactions of clients and...
...programs with music in our language. And my son will get a high school credit just for speaking his mother tongue!”
- A newcomer to mAnitobA’s KoreAn community
Please contact the Multiculturalism Secretariat for more information about:
• the Ethnocultural Community Support Fund and other funding sources • capacity building workshops and training sessions • opportunities to work collaboratively with other community associations • community economic development initiatives within ethno-cultural communities • opportunities to participate in citizenship promotion and anti-racism activities
Past. Present. Future.
Multiculturalism is rooted in our past, lives in our present and sets the direction for our future. It embodies the hundreds of languages we speak, the festivals we enjoy and the traditions and values we teach our children. Most important, it reminds us that diversity and tolerance provide us with unity and strength.
Sharing Our Cultures
Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism 9th Floor - 213 Notre Dame Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1N3 Phone: 204-945-5632 E-mail: [email protected] Website: manitoba.ca/immigration/multiculturalismMulticulturalism Secretariat
Sharing Our Cultures. Shaping Our Future.
...II because their culture has directly influenced the main stream of Australia’s culture.
“The term ‘multiculturalism has served the Australian community well and best describes our positive acceptance of the reality and significance of our cultural diversity and the proactive approach to addressing the challenges and opportunities arising from it.” (National Multicultural Advisory Council, 1999) Multiculturalism is a term that was introduced into the political bureaucratic language decades ago, and it has since become synonymous with diversity and tolerance in Australia. As well as this, it is important to acknowledge that Australia has not always been tolerant of ethnic or linguistic diversity in the past. Australia is and will remain a multicultural society. From 1945 to 1949, Australia established the Federal Department of Immigration and thereby launched a large scale immigration program. Australia was in urgent need of a larger population for the purposes of defence and development. It is hypothesised that migrant cultures have significantly contributed to Australian society since World War II because their culture has directly influenced the main stream of Australia’s culture. Social order, economy, culture, economics and prosperity have considerably contributed and shaped Australian society in the modern day and throughout the years. “While Australian multiculturalism values and celebrates...
...her to marry him, and this shows that they are engaged. People think of Easter in connection with spring and new life. Christians all over the world remember the death of Jesus Christ on His resurrection.
Multiculturalism is the acceptance of multiple ethnic cultures at the organizational level. This is applied to the demographic makeup of a country, where people from different religious backgrounds, countries, and tradition are given equitable status in schools, neighborhoods, cities, and nations. In the 19th century, America experienced massive immigration, which is one of the most important features of American society. This has given rise to multiculturalism in America.
This originated in the 1950s, during the civil rights movement. The movement brought on surface the issues regarding discrimination, inequality, and oppression. People placed their demands on political and social institutions for their social recognition. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, George Washington Carver, Charles H. Wesley, W.E.B. DuBoi, and William James played an instrumental role in promoting multiculturalism in the United States, and espoused the idea of a 'plural society'.
In America, multiculturalism is still not a prominent policy established at the federal level. The efforts of these prominent figures in promoting an egalitarian society in America gave rise...
Crumbling Between Tolerance and Intolerance
The more different choices we have, the more we appreciate our decisions or at least we have more the chance of replacing our habits to “better” ones. On the other hand, so much of differences may lead to conflicts as well since perception of “different” changes from one another and to some; it is not always something desirable. This is why only when combined with tolerance, moral, religious and ethnic diversity in societies, colors the scenes of our everyday world. However that brings the question of to what extent differences should be tolerated. While some societies are great at drawing that line, some societies face serious problems such as discrimination or dualism. Tolerance upon differences should be in such a way that while avoiding a tolerant chaos where everything is welcomed: intolerance, which results as xenophobia, should also be discouraged and it can only be sustained by the sense of common living.
Anything that lacks resemblance in our consuetude is different for us and we all have contrastive attitudes towards those differences. The word different itself has many equivalents such as autonomous and abnormal. Autonomous is regarded as self-determined that is why it is usually a reminiscent of leaders like Martin Luther King so autonomy mostly being perceived something admirable, something we all need. Some “…are fond of saying that a person is autonomous if she or he chooses to live in accordance with the...
...Has Multiculturalism in Canada Lost Its Way? Now that multiculturalism has become a popular concept, it is time for us to add more meat to the bone and expand on what it means to Canada to be a multicultural society. While most Canadians highlight our multicultural character as a virtue, it continues to mean different things to different people.Multiculturalism is the recognition that while Canadians share equal rights and responsibilities, they come with diverse cultural backgrounds where each is entitled to practice their faith freely and take pride in their heritage .Multicultural critics think of multiculturalism as an enabler to ghettoize our communities where Canadians are discouraged from integrating with "mainstream" society. Other critics even see it as a threat to "Canadian Identity. "Such discussions are necessary within any confident society. The idea of building a harmonious nation with various cultures, faiths and races is tricky and requires a lot of delicate effort.
Government multicultural policies should focus on building common spaces that promote cultural understanding and foster respect. Policies that nurture interaction between the various communities will reduce suspicion and finger-pointing .One of the other benefits of multiculturalism is that it acts as a filter. Practices that don't afford respect to other Canadians including women, LGBTs, other faiths and cultures cannot be condoned...
...University of the Fraser Valley
Department of Psychology
Psychology 101 AB8 (2014-3)
Introduction to Psychology I
Instructor: Wayne Podrouzek (Ph.D.)
Office Hours: Tuesday 1730 – 1850 (D117), or by appointment
Contact: On Campus Phone 604-504-7441 Local 4608 (I am almost never there and don`t check voice mail)
Preferred: e-mail at [email protected] (Please put class and topic in subject header)
Welcome to Psychology 101. These pages constitute the course syllabus and provide information you will need for the course.
Psychology 101 is a prerequisite 200 and 300 level courses at UFV. It is intended to provide students with general knowledge about basic areas of Psychology. In this course I intend to cover: history and perspectives, methodology and data analysis, biological bases of behaviour, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory, and, if there is time, language and thought.
Text: Passer, M. W., Smith, R. E., Atkinson, M. L., Mitchell, J. B., & Muir, D. W. (2011). Psychology: Frontiers and applications (4th Canadian ed Special Pub.). TO: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
You need to go to this site and enter your Connect access code to get into the online environment. This is packaged with all new texts. You can purchase the Connect with e-book through the bookstore or on-line during the registration process.
I have attached a schedule of the topics...