- the state or condition of being multicultural.
- the preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society, as a state or nation.
Origin of multiculturalism
Examples from the Web for multiculturalism
It is the maturing of British multiculturalism that has made the phenomenon of Laura Johnson, gang chauffeur, possible.Laura Johnson, London’s Poor Little Rich Rioter, Awaits Sentencing
April 30, 2012
Especially not a country like India, which must come to terms both with its multiculturalism and its caste and religious mix.Jaipur Saga Bigger Than Assassination Threats Against Salman Rushdie
January 22, 2012
Multiculturalism and political correctness have long been favorite bugaboos of hers.The Next Dick
September 2, 2011
So why, in Norway, with its near lack of diversity, am I suddenly having nuanced emotions about multiculturalism?Norway’s New Cultural Anxiety
July 24, 2011
The multiculturalism debate raging across Europe and the new French ban against the niqab.Women in the World 2011 Agenda
The Daily Beast
March 4, 2011
The identity urge expressed in the multiculturalism trend of our days will find in the past its most unreliable arguments.
Multiculturalism, criticism of tradition, and freedom from the pressure of competition are among the recommendations they make.
- the state or condition of being multicultural
- the policy of maintaining a diversity of ethnic cultures within a community
Word Origin and History for multiculturalism
The view that the various cultures in a society merit equal respect and scholarly interest. It became a significant force in American society in the 1970s and 1980s as African-Americans, Latinos, and other ethnic groups explored their own history.