Lets promote Multiculturalism
by isabelbarroso on March 30, 2016 - 4:57pm
In the article "Let's Welcome Refugees Generously, but Abandon Multiculturalism", published in the Montreal Gazette on September 15, 2015, the lawyer Julius H. Grey share his opinion about the attitude of our societies towards the refugee waves in the world. He explains why people should be more open to taking refugees. Most of people are not open to this idea. They think that those people will steal their job, bring problems or destroy their culture. It is clear that those refugees are hard-working in the majority and they are themselves running away from problems.
Politicians in modern democracies, like Donald Trump, are winning votes easily by convincing the people that those immigrant are undesirable and have bad intentions. They promise to forbid and stop those immigrant to come to their countries. The author says that Poland, Canada and Turkey are three of the countries that never regretted the arrival of those immigrants because they benefited from their contribution. Multiculturalism is not wrong at all.
Building walls and the use of military forces will never achieve nothing according to him. The recipient country have to take prudent precautions and make sure that the immigrants will not harm the citizens in any way and contribute to the social systems such as education and health. The author also brings a lot of example in the past about waves of immigration to prove his point. Host countries have to adopt similar laws as Quebec to maintain their language, culture and encourage the knowledge of other cultures and languages. The contrary will promote individuality, support anti-immigrant and create social issues.
Here is the link of the article: http://montrealgazette.com/news/national/opinion-lets-welcome-refugees-generously-but-abandon-multiculturalism
Grey, Julius H. "Opinion: Let's Welcome Refugees Generously, but Abandon Multiculturalism." Montreal Gazette. 15 Sept. 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.