An Argument AGAINST Multiculturalism and FOR Individualism

 "Ethnic Diversity" is merely Racism in a Politically Correct Disguise.
Racism will become an ugly memory only when a majority in society, the rational among us
accepts, teaches, demands, promotes and reflects a valid concept of human nature,

one based on the tenets ...

  • that the individual's mind is competent,
  • that the human intellect is efficacious,
  • that we possess free will,
  • that individuals are to be judged as individuals
  • that deriving one's identity from one's race is a corruption ...
... a corruption appropriate to Nazi Germany, 
not to a nation based on freedom and independence.
Many people have a very superficial view of racism. 
They see it as merely the belief that one race is superior to another. 
It is much more than that. 
It is a fundamental (and fundamentally wrong) view of human nature.
Racism is the notion that one's race determines one's identity. 
It is the belief that one's convictions, values and character are determined not by the judgment of one's mind but by one's anatomy or "blood."

This view causes people to be condemned (or praised) based on their racial membership. 
In turn, it leads them to condemn or praise others on the same basis. 
In fact, one can gain an authentic sense of pride only from one's own achievements, not from inherited characteristics.

Sanction of the Victim(s)
The spread of racism requires the destruction of an individual's confidence 
in his own mind. .
  • Such an individual then anxiously seeks a sense of identity by clinging to some group, abandoning his/her autonomy and rights, allowing the group to tell him/her what to believe. 
  • Because the individual thinks themself to be a racial entity, he/she feels "authentic" only among others of the same group (race). 
  • The individual becomes a separatist, choosing friends—and enemies—based on ethnicity. 
  • This separatism has resulted in the spectacle of segregated school systems, entire ethnic -based communities set apart and indeed division at the very soul of this distinct Nation. 
The diversity movement claims that its goal is to extinguish racism and build tolerance of differences. This is a complete sham
  • One cannot govern a society in which identity is determined by race and then expect or assert that it's society is inclusive.
  • One cannot espouse multiculturalism and expect citizens to see each other as individual human beings. 
  • One cannot preach the need for self-esteem while destroying the faculty which makes it possible: reason
  • One cannot teach collective identity and expect individuals to have self-esteem.
Advocates of "diversity" are true racists in the basic meaning of that term:  
they see the world through colored lenses
colored by race, language, often gender and age as well. 

To the multiculturalist, these common attributes are substituted — for values, for thinking, for human identity in general. 
No wonder racism is increasing: identifying 'racial' differnences is the 'norm'  
- the basis on which 'accomodation' is considered
We are identify each other solely on the baqsis of our differences.

No wonder people don't treat each other as individuals: 
to the multiculturalist, they aren't.

Advocates of "diversity" claim it will teach people  
to tolerate and celebrate their differences. 

But the "differences" they have in mind are racial differences, which means we're being urged to glorify race, which means we're being asked to institutionalize separatism

"Racial identity" erects an unbridgeable gulf between people, as though they were different species, with nothing fundamental in common. 

If that were true—if "racial identity" determined one's values and thinking methodsthere would be no possibility for understanding or cooperation among people of different races.
 Advocates of "diversity" claim that because the real world is diverse,  
society should reflect that fact. 
But why should a population "reflect" the segregated population of the 'real' world - particularly racial/ethnic segregation ? 
No answer. In fact, the purpose of a 'free-thinking society' is to impart knowledge and develop reasoning, not to be a demographic mirror of a segregated world.

Racism, not any meaningful sense of diversity, guides today's intellectuals. 

The rationally significant diversity that exists in "the real world" is intellectual diversity, i.e., the diversity of ideas. But such diversity—far from being sought after—is virtually forbidden in society, where 'racial difference' is the only recognised form of diversity - recognized and accomodated. 
The existence of "political correctness"  
blasts the individualist's pretense at valuing real diversity, values,thoughts and ideas. 

What society actually promotes is abject conformity. 
The only way to eradicate racism in society is  
to scrap racist programs and reject the philosophic ideas that feed racism. 

adapted from the writings of Michael S. Berliner, Ph.D., and Gary Hull, Ph.D. - Ayn Rand Institue