What say you on this matter?
It seems multiculturalism / Immigration these days is constantly taking hits by the race puritist obsessors and those who feel that multi-culturalism is ruining their race and culture.
I get it. There are certain things within culture/race that people rightfully so want to hang onto. A lot of time you have to read between the grey area when dealing with people who are constantly putting down multi-culturalism and immigration.
I find you have the people who simply believe they are superior by race and they want to only be around others like themselves. And then those who actually look at it from a more logical non subjective stand point and may be questionable against it b/c of how policies and such on immigration and multi-culturalism have HURT the actual economy, citizens and such.
IMO the problem with multi-culturalism & immigration is *NOT* multi-culturalism and immigration in and of itself, its the way its managed and handled within certain countries and societies.
The fact is immigration (illegal) only benefits elite. When immigration is carefully handled as it was in the early days when America was flooded with all kinds of immigrants from all over the world it benefits the country and the people. The days of the latter immigration are far gone and now we are dealing with a country in which the elite only care about lining their pockets, damn the working class citizens with whom illegal immigration harms more than anything.
Most of the time when people speak against multiculturalism and/or immigration, they are speaking in which the way the west handles it.
I am for multiculturalism & immigration but i will say that I believe America doesn’t handle it in a way that is beneficial to its citizens.
I believe that every country has a right to IMPLEMENT and create ways in which they EXPECT & will allow outsiders to come in and live, work and be apart of that culture and country. This cannot happen successfully if the country is lax in upholding this like the West.
This also does not mean that those who come into another country have to completely forsake their cultural roots, but nothing gets under my skin more than people who come to America or any other country and expects America to conform to *THEIR* cultural ways of doing/life and language. That’s just beyond narcissistic and really ballsy.
You cannot go to many of these other countries others come from and DEMAND that, that country conform to your cultural ideals. If this is the case, why not stay in your own country where its second nature to uphold your cultural norms?
Next. When a country takes cares of its illegals and immigrants better than they take care of their own citizens – YES you will receive pushback from a lot of the citizens who feel their needs and rights are being pushed aside.
OK so what is my point? I don’t really care to go into great depth about this, but really I’m interested in hearing from others here (who can actually have intelligent discussions without bias) on their thoughts.
I am especially curious to see where a lot of progressive minded Black women stand on this.