Multiculturalism



[muhl-tee-kuhl-cher-uh-liz-uh m, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈkʌl tʃər əˌlɪz əm, ˌmʌl taɪ-/

noun
1.
the state or condition of being .
2.
the preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society, as a state or nation.
/ˌmʌltɪˈkʌltʃərəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being multicultural
2.
the policy of maintaining a diversity of ethnic cultures within a community
noun

See cultural pluralism
n.

1965, from multicultural + -ism.

The view that the various cultures in a society merit equal respect and scholarly interest. It became a significant force in American society in the 1970s and 1980s as African-Americans, Latinos, and other ethnic groups explored their own history.

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