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  •  If you are suggesting (0+ / 0-)

    that there is some moral equivalence between not reaching the zenith of universal human rights here in the US versus those in other countries, I think you're way off base. Despite great advances over the last century, there is still great work to be done here. But there is nothing in the US that compares to female genital mutilation or the general mistreatment of women in some cultures. The two are not the same.

    •  I'm not suggesting that (0+ / 0-)

      The resistance exists to different extents which means it isn't equivalent. I was just noting that you were right and expanding on that. Multiculturalism is a struggle precisely because we have to overcome the resistance to giving everyone their human rights. I could point out a lot of serious human rights violations in the US, but that isn't the point. We've got to where we are because those of us who do support human rights have fought for those rights.

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