Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"Multiculturalism is no boon..."

The notion of multiculturalism permeates western classrooms, and according to those promoting it multiculturalism promotes tolerance and diversity. Does it really? Then why does it find the need to cherrypick from the cultures it promotes? Writes Elan Journo,

Many parents and teachers regard multiculturalism as an indispensable educational supplement, a salutary influence that "enriches" the curriculum. But is it?

With the world's continents bridged by the Internet and global commerce, multiculturalism claims to offer a real value: a cosmopolitan, rather than provincial, understanding of the world beyond the student's immediate surroundings. But it is a peculiar kind of "broadening."

Multiculturalists would rather have students admire the primitive patterns of Navajo blankets, say, than learn why Islam's medieval golden age of scientific progress was replaced by fervent piety and centuries of stagnation. Leaf through a school textbook and you'll find that there is a definite pattern behind multiculturalism's reshaping of the curriculum. What multiculturalists seek is not the goal they advertise, but something else entirely.
Read on for Elan's answer to what that "something else" actually is, and why that so frequently leads multiculturalists to a double blindness: blind first of all to the primitive savagery of the cultures they lionise, and blind too to the civilising virtues of reason and freedom.

Read: Multiculturalism's War on Education - Elan Journo, Capitalism Magazine.

Money quote: "Multiculturalism is no boon to education, but an agent of anti-Western ideology."

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Mighty Joe the Georgian Seminarian said...

Parpahrasing:-

When I hear the work multi-culturalism I reach for my gun.

Joe the Georgian Seminarian

8/21/2007 05:53:00 pm  

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