Multiculturalism had little importance in the past but in today's society it is considered one of the most important issues with grave meanings and consequences attached to it. Public sector authority cannot afford to neglect reflecting on the organization and management of multiculturalism for the purpose of creating and supporting social diversity. Planning of policies to integrate ethnicity becomes critical especially when a local community adds new ethnic and socio-economic groups to the society. It is imperative that the local authority takes initiatives to investigate the nature, need, communication and sociological challenges (Labelle 1989). Not only this, it is incumbent upon the local authority and community members to charter the essential elements for a diverse society. The assumed town (for the sake of this discussion we will name it DiverCity) where Sector 8 Housing is being established for the residents migrating from Chicago should be allowed to enjoy similar benefits without having to compromise their own background.
[...] Conclusion Ethnic and cultural diversity is considered to be the much touted richness of the American culture. However, at the same time it is also the reason why many fear of the diverse attitudes, rivalry and intolerance towards each other. The phenomenon of multiculturalism has therefore been a long time convergence efforts of the people, community and the government. The US may not claim to having achieved hundred percent tolerances for diversity yet nevertheless it has often been credit with being among the world's melting pot nation. [...]
[...] However, this presumption has been eluded when they were faced with high level of cultural intolerance from the local people and were forced to work on farms with extremely low wages, poor work environment and living areas. Sector 8 Housing is one of the protective measures that the government has taken to introduce cultural assimilation process where the migrant farm workers are given a chance to realize their dreams. The purpose is to allow them to have ownership of US neighborhoods at a price they can afford. [...]
[...] For certain groups it is relevant to establish pragmatic cultural logic of civil rights and to emphasize on the discouragement of discrimination. However, in reality societies struggle to face social problems that affect minority groups as it becomes apparent that social change processes often result in social movements benefiting the majority group. This often results in discrimination and discontentment (Berard 2005). Such discrimination often elicit resentment that advocate illegal civil rights movement resulting in hate crimes such as torture, violence and even death of community members. [...]
[...] References Baumann, G. (1999). The Multicultural Riddle: Rethinking National, Ethnic, and Religious Identities. Routledge: New York pp69. Berard, T. J. (2005). Extending Hate Crime Legislation to Include Gender: Explicating an Analogical Method of Advocacy, Qualitative Sociology Review, Volume and Issue 2 Breton, R. (1989). "The vesting of ethnic interests in state institutions" in Frideres, J. S. ed. Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations, Greenwood Press: New York. Burayidi, M. [...]
[...] There is a great need for institutional diversity where the ethno cultural groups are acclimatized to the local cultural environment as well as introduce the new group to new institutions, structures, programs and activities. The aim is to support ethnic diversity with minimal discrimination and conflict. While ethnic diversity may be desired by social theorists because of the potential richness it adds to the society, achieving it is another realm. When various interests are being integrated to a community, it tends to collide and result in conflict. [...]
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