Demystifying Multiculturalism

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Response to “Demystifying Multiculturalism” Multiculturalism is one of the most controversial issues in education, I believe. Not only is it used in education anymore but also used in government, corporate leaders, and even media. Linda Chavez’s, “Demystifying Multiculturalism” best describes how multiculturalism is used in the United States. It describes the ways that people are being judged by the color of the skin. People arrived in the United States that had a different racial or ethnic background; they were thought of as a disadvantage compared to the white American men. Discrimination is the unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice. White American people are being discriminated against, because of affirmative action. I agree with her about white people being discriminated against. In the court case, University of California vs. Bakke, Bakke filed a l Continue...


Bakke scored higher on his test then most of the non-white student, but was not accepted. Bakke was more qualified to enter college but was not admitted. Chavez also writes that most of the people are not of full-blood race, and that they are mixed blood. Chavez writes, "What is clear is that the multiculturalists have abandoned the ideal that all persons should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin (Chavez's 92). How immigrants were taking over the United States not population wise but culturally. If we want to be heard, we should do what Bakke did and keep fighting for our rights. They have to fund programs helping non-native people to organize them selves otherwise they are considered as unequal. aw suite against the University for not allowing him to attend medical school. How can non-whites be so different from whites that employers must make major changes to accommodate them I believe that the most qualified person should earn the job not chosen because of the skin color or ethical backgrounds. The university, because of affirmative action, had to accept a certain number of non-white students before accepting any other white students. Today, we pay the price of having slaves in the past. We treated the African-Americans poorly. Anytime an African-American or any other race thinks they are being discriminated against they could take the other person to court and they would win.