Дилемма многокультурности

Многие люди внезапно стали очень неуверенно употреблять термин “многокультурное общество”. Или они не решаются использовать его одобрительно, как желаемый идеал, к которому социальная действительность должна, по крайней мере, приближаться.

Террористические нападения в Лондоне в июле продемонстрировали и силу, и слабость этого понятия. Лондон, безусловно, является многокультурной столицей. Неразборчивое нападение, например бомба в метро, обязательно поразит людей разного культурного происхождения и разных верований.

Сидя или, что более вероятно, стоя в "трубе" (как с любовью называют Лондонское метро), не перестаешь удивляться легкости, с которой еврейские матери и мусульманские мужчины, западно-индийская молодежь и южно-азиатские бизнесмены и многие другие выносят те же стрессовые условия и стараются смягчить их воздействие вежливым отношением друг к другу. Террористические нападения показали не только то, как отдельные люди помогали друг другу, но также и то, как целый город со всеми компонентами его человеческого смешения, проявил общий дух стойкости.

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