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 (mŭl′tē-kŭl′chər-əl, -tī-)
1. Of, relating to, or including several cultures.
2. Of or relating to a social or educational theory that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only a mainstream culture.

mul′ti·cul′tur·al·ism n.
mul′ti·cul′tur·al·ist n.


(Sociology) consisting of, relating to, or designed for the cultures of several different races


(ˌmʌl tiˈkʌl tʃər əl, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

of or pertaining to multiculturalism: a multicultural curriculum.
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Adj.1.multicultural - of or relating to or including several cultures; "a multicultural event"


[ˌmʌltɪˈkʌltʃərəl] ADJmulticultural


multi-cultural [ˌmʌltiˈkʌltʃərəl] adj [society] → multiculturel(le)
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These results suggest that there are at least two types of multiculturalists (racial and inclusive), a finding that raises questions for Cross's (1991) theory: What is at the heart of internalized identity clusters, and can one reach the Internalization stage and not be accepting of others?
On the other hand, Jews have been associated with the majority Christian "monoculture" by many multiculturalists.
As Dean states: "Various Marxists, feminists, and multiculturalists have stressed the importance of knowledge gained at the margins; the importance of the standpoint of the oppressed as epistemologically superior to the falsely disembodied, disconnected view from nowhere.
The American Revolution was initiated and won almost entirely by the efforts of those great white Protestant men who are now so much of an anathema to the multiculturalists.
Although he recognizes others in the ranks of the multiculturalists, it is blacks who are the "storm troops in the battles over multiculturalism" (p.
Sleeper's purpose is to deliver a wake-up call to misguided white liberals, who he believes have been cowed into silence by nationalistic African-Americans and other dreaded multiculturalists.
Multiculturalists build politics and social action around particular identities (African American or Latino, for example).
The forum is wide enough for feminists, regionalists, Marxists, deconstructionists, multiculturalists, and pluralists to invite dialogue.
Such convictions lead multiculturalists to conclude that, in the words of Molefi Kete Asante, a guru of the multicultural movement, "There is no common American culture.
Donald Trump and the campus multiculturalists want to organise people by ethnic tribe, which has always been the menacing temptation throughout our history.
Plus UKIP would no doubt cite "dark satanic mills" as a warning to multiculturalists about foreign child abuse rings in old northern cotton towns.
consequently ethnic minorities' struggle based on the multiculturalists principles for the recognition of their religious identity by the state is not an initiative that places secularism under crisis'.

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