Friday, February 19, 2021

Multiculturalism is Not the Same as Diversity

City Journal: Kenny Xu on the difference between multiculturalism and diversity

[It's as great as the difference between equality and equity or goals and quotas.]

Immigrants shape America and America shapes immigrants. That's one of our strengths. In a variety of ways and over time, all Americans become a little bit of all groups. We are diverse, but we also favor assimilation in order to maintain a common American culture that is tolerant while operating within certain key boundaries.

And that's important. We don't want to become another Bosnia or another Beirut.

Some favor what they call a salad bowl of unmixed ingredients. 

I'll pass on that if only because of its dismal historical record.

Put me down for the melting pot.

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