Inky here has always been an ardent multiculturalist in that she advocates the study of Latin in high school.
Oh, wait, that’s not what it means.
“If multiculturalism actually meant striving to understand other cultures,” writes Washington Times columnist Suzanne Fields, “that would be a genuine contribution of seasoning to the melting pot, enabling young people, especially, to contrast and compare differences. But multiculturalism has become the prevailing euphemism for discounting Western values and celebrating every ideology and mindset with an anti-American core.”
Fields says it’s time for a real debate on what multiculturalism actually is–and maybe the upcoming political season is a good time to talk about the matter.
The courses of study that come under the rubric of multiculturalism are often nothing more than a denigrating of the values that have created the most successful–and noblest–societies in history.
“Wherever the imperatives of multiculturalism have touched the curriculum, they have left broad swaths of anti-Western attitudinizing competing for attention with quite astonishing historical blindness,’ writes Roger Kimball in the New Criterion. Not only do these courses take the place of Western history, philosophy and literature, but they play to the bias that every other culture is superior to the one bequeathed by the Founding Fathers, who are just a gang of dead white men, anyway.”