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Thread #126198   Message #2806446
Posted By: Jack Campin
08-Jan-10 - 06:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: Multicultural Competence
Subject: RE: BS: Multicultural Competence
As 999 points out, multiculturalism is a pretty inadequate reponse to the predicament a lot of the people oppressed by the capitalist system find themselves in - most of the black and Asian activists I've known in the UK regard the whole multiculturalist project with utter contempt.

When a group of people have been subjected to generations of violent oppression and exploitation (Palestinians or Aboriginals, say), their main need is not respect and understanding, it's for the oppression to stop and reparations for what's been done to them.

Multiculturalism may be helpful some of the time, but for the most serious issues we face it's a cosmetic palliative.