Minorities Vs. Majorities

by Frederic Mongrain on April 1, 2014 - 10:34pm

Every province or country has inequality toward the citizens that belong to them. For sure, they must obtain an agreement to fully lead a country to success. Canada is a large country that is represented by two major communities: the English Canadians and the French Canadians. However, we cannot ignore the fact that there is a notable minority of French Canadians that are known to be mainly found in Quebec. On the other hand, we can notice that India has points in common with Canada such as having several different communities. In India, Hindus and Muslims are the two main communities present. The Indian government claims that these two “have got to be reconciled and united and made to feel that their interests are common and they are marching together for a common goal” (Muhammed Ali Jinnah: Founder of Pakistan, 227). Even though the Hindus represent the majority in India compared to Muslims, the Indian government is trying to make the two communities feel united and equal. The case is similar in Canada; the actual government tends to try to please every citizen no matter what community they belong to. A country needs to be united if they want to be well managed.

Comments

I totally agree with what you are explaining in your article. However, in my opinion, it is impossible to fully succeed to make two communities feel united and equal in one country. The biggest problem with two communities in a same country is that there will always be one of these two, the one that represent the majority, that will be much more favored than the other, since more people will be happy, than if it is the minority that is favored. In this type of situation, in most cases, the minority will have to adapt and therefore lose a part of their identity, which I think is rather unfair. In this type of situation don't you think it would be better for a community such as Quebec to separate and form a unique country, as the Muslims did?

I think that you explain well the situation in Canada and India today. I agree with your point of view I believe it is true that it would be easier to govern if both communities were unified; this would be the ideal solution. However I am not sure if it is possible to unify those two groups because they show different points of view on important subjects.

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