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And few silences are as loaded in this country as the one encasing the cult that has grown up around our policy of multiculturalism Neil Bissooondath, Selling Illusions The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada Well, this was a very controversial book, one I m sure not everyone will like but it speaks a lot of truth, in my opinion I came across the author while researching a paper on pluralism in Canada during my undergrad Canada has a policy on multiculturalism, the Canadian Multiculturalism Act o [...]
Bissoondath perceptively notes some of the absurdities of extreme multiculturalism, the complexity of culture, identity and ethnicity, and the paradoxes for creativity, again when taken to the extreme One of the better quotes on the complexity of ethnicity and its relation to individuals My point is simple, but it is one usually ignored by multiculturalism and its purveyors for to recognize the complexity of ethnicity, to acknowledge the wild variance within ethnic groups, would be to render its [...]
As a minority as a white Anglo Saxon Protestant straight conservative male or, WASPSCM in Canada, I have been ruminating quite a bit about multiculturalism Based on key parts of my identity, I often feel as if SJWs perceive me to be endowed with privilege and thus I must continually give up this non existent privilege in order to become amenable to a progressive and tolerant society I was looking forward to reading Neil Bissoondath s Selling Illusions The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada but a [...]
I don t agree with everything he has to say, but he makes his case clearly and with tons of examples This books definitely makes me think The one thing that really rang hollow to me is the idea that all writers are completely capable of writing characters of every demographic Some are, and many do the research to do it really well But I ve read lots of books by male authors where women are fucktoys, damsels in distress, and occasionally elevated to the status of plot device I have yet to read a [...]
This book, or rather extensive essay, is one of the key works I have used for my thesis on the portrayal of immigrants in Canadian short story fiction It is never too obvious or pretentious, it only serves as an observation of the way Canada stands towards immigration and how that differs from the melting pot attitude of the USA I found it very interesting and enlightening, even though it did not include many anecdotes.