Multi-culturalism is a body that studies on all aspects of human behavior through focusing on cultural differences among the people from various parts of the world. Basically, multi-culturalism investigates on what is perceived as acceptable and un-acceptable behavioral characteristics among the people. Considering the various racial discriminations among nations experienced today, there have been wide disparities in behavioral terms among nations. Politics among nations have been different in which such differences has resulted into profiling of certain ethnic groups by various countries; exposing racism openly. In this case, countries need to uphold multiculturalism which would ultimately solve their various conflicts; as common behaviors would be established (Lugones, 2001).
Considering various historical phenomena and trend of events, racism started very long-time ago, where people and governments perceived certain ethnic groups as inferior, making them to profile them in a way. On top of considering on normal lives at social institutions and homes among other, multi-cultural psychology also focuses on what is usually considered as being ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’. It is important to note that, each sub-group in the society has its specific behaviors and norms; in which in broad terms, various behaviors of these sub-groups are studied generally under multi-cultural psychology (Hall, 2010).
Significance of the Research
Following the currently experienced global interactions among nations and governments, the need to form a universal system of interactionism has been necessitated. Considering different historical events which resulted into deaths of various individuals as a result of racisms, it has come a very critical moment when governments should come together to form universal laws and policies. Following the apparent globalization which has enhanced intercalation of cultures and societal norms, it has become very important to social systems to encompass cultural integration; which would further foster peace and coherence among nations (Segall et al., 1999).
As revealed by Koertge (2000), various forms of racisms experienced in the past like UK and US as a result of behavioral alienations or perception of certain races as inferior has been found to impact a lot on international peace. Prevalently, certain conflicts among nations and states have been far much rooted in the racism, where certain races which have been previously mistreated by others have been found to react towards revenge for mistreatments they have had been receiving. In this respect therefore, the involvement of their revenge mission springs in the earlier racial profiling by other races. On this basis therefore, there arises the need for governments and nations to come together and resolve their initial conflicts through a universal system of cultural values and norms. By so doing, international peace would be upheld, as multiculturalism would act to alleviate racisms and make people more united.
Considering the various political races among various nations in various times of history, the act of racial discrimination among nations has been found to impact a lot among various political aetiologies among nations. More often, many of political racisms were experienced through forced labors and labor captives. More specifically, historic events in various countries have been found to reveal a lot of racism among the nations. This was a s a result of perceptions of certain races as inferior and others as superior (Koertge, 2000).
Basically, the Whites in various historical events have been found to be having a certain degree of superiority while the Blacks being inferior. More importantly, such Whites could not imagine having equal rights to the Blacks, resulting into their profiling of Blacks in various ways. It is important to note that, liberalism and functionalism was not regarded in cases where Whites and Blacks shared certain environment. More specifically, the whites accorded themselves with higher rank than the blacks resulting into them discriminating them in various ways. On this basis, the backlash of whites against Blacks in various parts of the world was more promoted by various race-related policies which resulted into unfair treatment of the Whites b Blacks (Guttmann, 1999).
Considering various colonization policies in various countries, the Blacks were terribly treated by the Whites. More advanced racisms including apartheid were observed in various colonial eras, in which the main races mistreated were the Blacks. For instance, the apartheid in South African can be described as one of the works kind of racisms in the world which resulted into dying of many people. More so, the Greenwich movement in Europe resulted into political assassination of various potential Blacks who seemed to threaten the White Governance. In this case structural organization of the governments and various public organizations have been found to greatly move along racial basis (Segall et al., 1999).
Worse enough, various political parties have been found to greatly involve them selves in practicing racism, within the country. For instance, the Democrats have been found to distance themselves from the Republicans, since there have been interferences of the outcome equality. Considering the fact that, the democrats have been associating themselves with all the races within US, there have risen a certain form of conflict between the Republicans and Democrats in the past few years; whose main source of alienation was found to be entirely political. In this regard, multiculturalism which is the ultimate challenge facing public organizations and governments ought to be considered (Bahdi, 2010).
More so, there have been frequent conflicts between Muslims and Native Americans, resulting from racial basis. Considering the currently eminent terrorism attacks on US airports by the Muslim groups like the Taliban and the Al Qaeda, it has necessitated the strategizing on how to curb terrorism by first aiming on the Muslims. On this consideration, the US first realized the urge to deal with Muslims first, in order to cub the act of terrorism as alleged to be mainly carried out by Muslims. Various arguments have been put forward on whether the profiling of Muslims in US airports is justified or not. Generally, each side seems to have the same weight though when perceived on various dimensions, the issue still remains an eminent one (Faye 2010).
As it has been revealed, very few Muslims out the Millions of World wide Muslims have been associated with terrorism. As Faye (2010) argues, not all Muslims have been associated with terrorism as there are thousands of Muslims have never thought of engaging themselves in terrorism acts. More specifically, the focus on Muslims alone should not be the only solution towards achievement of sustainable security in using United States’ planes. Further, all passengers (not Muslims alone) who travel in or out of United States should be screened thoroughly against any weapon possession. More specifically, all passengers by US planes should be critically interviewed and inspected regardless of being a Muslim or not. By so doing, there would be much security among the US planes and the respective airports (Sasson, 2002).
As a result of high vulnerability of US airports to terrorism, public calls have been made to eliminate Muslims from the US territory by restricting their movement in or out of the country. This profiling of Muslims in US airports has been perceived as mere racial discrimination of the Muslims by the Whites. Basically, the act of having, Muslims alone be profiled in US airports arouses the intervention of United Nations, since the US has been observed to sideline all Muslims, while only very few Muslims ere involved in terrorism. This strategy of Americans sidelining Muslims has been analyzed to arouse a lot of conflict among the nations (Lugones, 2001).
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