Letter: Multiculturalism Debate Needed
Dear Editor, -I read with interest your article 'Is it time to drop the term multiculturalism?' (Post, April 6) This debate and the critical reflection it entails are often absent from dialogue between organisations committed to extending equality of opportunity and social justice in the city. Multiculturalism would seem at first glance to be a sensitive response to the needs of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. However at the heart of multiculturalism lies a strategy that reinforces and promotes difference at the expense of inclusion and justice. This approach is at least partially responsible for holding back progress on the equality agenda in the city as it is based on an …
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Publication information: Article title: Letter: Multiculturalism Debate Needed. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: May 20, 2004. Page number: 11. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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