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Melting Pot Approach

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MELTING POT APPROACH

MELTING POT APPROACH


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  • 1. MELTING POT APPROACH This view of ADAPTATION and ASSIMILATION constituted the official ideology, as in the curious concept of “individuals of all nations melted into a new race of men”. Hence the melting pot.
  • 2.
    • If this ever were practical or desirable, today is not the time. The “pot” promised somehow to render all distinctions into a homogeneous glob, but in practice that tended to require repression of individual differences, values and experiences via thoroughgoing pressures to conform to the dominant cultural prescriptions
  • 3.
    • Today’s practical challenge is more to reduce the probability of ethnic imperialism by responding meaningfully to the differences between people, as well as to the needs they can forcefully express
  • 4.
    • As R Roosevelt Thomas Jr observes representing many others, not only have the demographics changed, but so have some basic tendencies. Thomas explains: “Increasingly today, people are celebrating the things that make them different. They are more reluctant to put their differences on hold.”
  • 5.
    • Politically, in a representative democracy, the magnitudes of our diversities demand attention .
  • 6.
    • President Bill Clinton concurs and leaves little doubt about two basic points:
    • 1.“We have become a diverse people of many colours, languages and beliefs.
    • 2.Now we have the opportunity to insure that diversity is a source of great strength and pride around the world.”