Re: Culture & symbols

Robert Snower (rs222@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 20:55:02 +0000

At 04:18 PM 7/30/96 +0000, Ronald Kephart wrote:

>The multiculturalism that I am familiar celebrates both individual merit
and the
>diverse ways in which humans have adapted to their physical and social
>environments. Indeed, an important aspect of "multiculturalism" is the
>insistence that individuals can be meritorious without necesarily being members
>of any privileged ethnic group.

The term "multi-culturalism" rather supports your view. In fact (in my
experience) multiculturalism invariably comes down in favor of a
collectivist view, "putting down" the competition between individuals which
is the heart and soul of Western culture.
And the collectivist view is the source of all kinds of trouble: the wrong
kind of competition.

Best wishes. R. Snower rs222@