|QUOTE (Mm9090 @ Sunday, Jun 30 2013, 21:59)|
| @Stefche those countries definitely have many different cultures, but again, from my experience, it's far more voluntarily segregated. People of different faiths will stick to their groups and never interact. All they'll know about their "neighbours" is from what they read in the media. It's why looney hate groups like the EDL gain such popularity, to them all Muslims are terrorists out to enforce Sharia law. By that logic I've got to make sure my best mate doesn't strap a bomb to my chest None of their followers have ever met a Muslim person, they wouldn't be in the EDL if they met the average non-psycho Muslim.|
So while there are many cultures in the same place they're not truly "multicultural."
Do you mind enlightening me to these experiences of yours which suggest that people in Australia, the UK and the US voluntarily segregate themselves more than people in... South Africa of all places? It's interesting you use the EDL as a standard bearer for how the average Englishman feels about other cultures, completely discounting that London is one of the most multi-cultural and multi-ethnic cities in the world. Not to mention that support for the EDL is so small it's negligible. Same with Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto... And pretty much any cosmopolitan metropolitan area with a large and dense population, which is where the majority of people in these culturally heterogeneous countries reside. Maybe in the more rural and conservative areas of these countries it'd be more homogenous and people would be a bit more insulated from other cultures, but even then, you're clutching at straws if you're going to claim that this is voluntary and subversively racist. I'd honestly be willing to bet that I have a more ethnically and religiously diverse group of friends and acquaintances than you, honestly.
Edited by Stefche, 01 July 2013 - 03:07 AM.