i'm writing a critical analysis on multiculturalism and ethnic pluralism in sociology for my degree and since there's a wide variety of opinion on this forum i was wondering what you guys think? whats wrong with it in your community/life/country? what could be done to make it better?
in our society i've kinda figured it runs into two categories:
1. procedural liberalism... your private life is separate from public life and that the state is neutral and has no moral purpose.
-dignity is universal
-capable of incorporating all forms of culture because all values are equal
-individual has right to their own identity
-prevents any form of ethnocentrism/imperialism
2. substantive liberalism...state is never neutral
ex)state will choose a language(s) for communicating with its citinzens
-established cultural values have something particular to say in the context of the state/nation
-state as a power to defend individual rights but must be held accountable if they differ from established laws.
-recognition and consequences of foreign cultural values so we know how we should see others and how we can envision dynamic relations from constitutional, institutional and practical points of view.
Open for more ideas and opinion.