Multiculturalism is a part of any country. There are Jews in Germany, Poles in Ireland, Asians in Canada and so on. I believe multiculturalism is a good idea. It provides a wealth of cultural activities, foods, and different views of life. No one is really a true Canadian besides the native people. We are all part of a vast society we call Canada. In Canada we pride ourselves in being a mosaic, so to speak,unlike the United States where they are a so called melting pot so that if it doesn’t fit they make it fit where as we change to dapt.

The many cultures existing in Canada have created a rich cultural experience. An example is our Heritage Day celebrations where we celebrate our various diversities. Did you know that the most commonly spoken language in Vancouver is Mandarin Chinese and other dialects of Chinese? People may be shocked but it’s true because we are a free country and allow lots of immigrants in. The fact is that we may have to close our doors to immigrants because sooner or later the social system will break down. We will not be egarded as the great free country that accepts so many immigrants.

Although I hope we do not come to this point,I fear it will happen. Language is a part of multiculturalism. 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 media productions in varying languages. People that have a choice as to where they want to immigrate to , usually choose Canada because Canada is a great place to live according to U. N. tatistics.

Some people don’t like multiculturalism and form cults, an example of which is the KKK. They are dead set against black people and believe in white supremacy. Such people are injust and completely wrong because everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. I think that we as a world community have to go through some drastic changes 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 and their beliefs. In my corollary I think multiculturalism is a great thing.

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