In an increasingly polarized society, and in the midst of seemingly endless culture wars, our civil discourse appears to be in shambles. What are we to do?
“A great book […] speaks to many people — not just gay black boys.”
“I was rooting for you Matt Damon. We were all rooting for you!”
“The problem, though, is Multiculturalism as proposed today denies us the right to make judgments about truth and falsity, which ultimately just makes us indifferent to everything.”
Liberals now claim to believe in the importance of Multiculturalism and sing the gospel glorifying Culture, but the words have no substance.
.” I am Indian by ethnicity, but my childhood was spent in the US. I watched “That’s So Raven” on Disney Channel and tuned into the Super Bowl only to watch the commercials. In India, I laughed at inside jokes and performed to Bollywood songs during traditional Indian high school occasions. When I moved back the US, I was no longer a regular Indian-American.
1. The never-ending struggle that is being asked to “say something” in one or more languages as if you’re some sort of performance monkey.
If multiculturalism is to ever be anything beyond a catchphrase used by the British Labor Party to import cheap workers and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity” then the racism of double standards has to end.
Multiculturalism appears necessary only to erase borders in the service of creating a global labor pool.
Looking back now, I’m not sure what I was ashamed of. I guess I just hated the stares we got from people who were trying to identify our connection to each other.