Multiculturalism and Tolerance
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 15 July 2012, Question 1
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 15 July 2012, I answered a question on multiculturalism and tolerance.
What's wrong with multiculturalism? Many people think that "multiculturalism" just means being tolerant of people with different cultural practices than your own. Is that right? What is multiculturalism? What are some examples of it? What's wrong with it, if anything?
My Answer, In Brief: A person can and should value a multicultural society while rejecting the destructive collectivist ideology of multiculturalism.
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