In Canada we pride ourselves inbeing a mosaic, so to speak,unlike the United States where they are a so calledmelting pot so that if it doesn’t fit they make it fit where as we change toadapt. The many cultures existing in Canada have created a rich culturalexperience. An example is our Heritage Day celebrations where we celebrate ourvarious diversities. Did you know that the most commonly spoken language inVancouver is Mandarin Chinese and other dialects of Chinese? People may beshocked but it’s true because we are a free country and allow lots ofimmigrants in. The fact is that we may have to close our doors to immigrantsbecause sooner or later the social system will break down.
We will not beregarded as the great free country that accepts so many immigrants. Although Ihope we do not come to this point,I fear it will happen. Language is a part ofmulticulturalism. Evidence of this can be found in some many cities and towns. You will see signs in English or French and under them, you will see German ,Japanese ,Arabic etc. .
Other examples of this are newspapers and mediaproductions in varying languages. People that have a choice as to where theywant to immigrate to , usually choose Canada because Canada is a great place tolive according to U. N. statistics. Some people don’t like multiculturalism and form cults, an example ofwhich is the KKK.
They are dead set against black people and believe in whitesupremacy. Such people are injust and completely wrong because everyone is equalin the eyes of the law. I think that we as a world community have to go through some drasticchanges in order to cope with the problems of racism, prejudice and stereotyping. We all must learn to be more tolerant and accepting of different peoples andtheir beliefs. In my corollary I think multiculturalism is a great thing.Category: Social Issues .