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cultural pluralism

noun, Sociology.
1.
a condition in which minority groups participate fully in the dominant society, yet maintain their cultural differences.
2.
a doctrine that a society benefits from such a condition.
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Contemporary definitions for cultural pluralism
noun

a condition in which many cultures coexist within a society and maintain their cultural differences; also called multiculturalism

Examples

Cultural pluralism seeks to overcome racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.

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