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  •  Against it, but now for it (2+ / 0-)
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    unterhausen, ufw

    I used to oppose much multiculturalism in the classroom because I thought it was to rigidly PC. Some still is, but that is not my point.

    The more I researched, the more my opinion changed and the more I saw multiculturalism as a positive thing rather than a negative.

    Multiculturalism, I have learned, is not the problem. The problem is how White Americans are clinging to outdated notions that they are the majority and this is a White, Christian nation, etc. Our population and ethnicity has never been static and new immigrant groups change this every few decades.

    IMO this will be even less of a problem for future generations, because children are much more tolerant than their parents.

    The best way to fight this kind of b.s. is to expose jerks like Kavanaugh for the bigots that they are. Ironically, Irish immigrants were subject to stereotypes and outright abuse by Americans, thus the need to form their own immigrant associations, as many ethnic groups did later.

    •  "Multiculturalist" argument misses the point (2+ / 0-)
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      ufw, DMIer

      This isn't about multiculturalism.

      This is about freedom of association.  Freedom of assembly.  Freedom of speech.  Other unenumerated rights under the 9th amendment.  This is about constitutional rights.

      If students want to freely associate - and it that association happens to be along ethnic lines - that's their right as Americans.  That's a core value of American democracy.  This is what makes this bill so incredibly hypocritical.

      Just take it right back to the First and Ninth Amendments - and the Fourteenth for that matter should the government be using these rules in a discriminatory fashion.

      We're pro-choice on everything! - Libertarian slogan

      by CA Libertarian on Thu Apr 24, 2008 at 10:12:17 AM PDT

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