Wir sollen zu morgen einen Englischaufsatz schreiben und ich wollte fragen, ob meiner so okay ist oder ob es noch Anregungen gibt. Danke im Voraus!:)
Canada is especially known for its diversity and its Multiculturalism-Policy, hence it has become one of the most popular immigration countries in the world. In contrast, the United States of America are often criticised for being unfair to those immigrants who do not adopt their culture. Since the two concepts of Multiculturalism and assimilation are the exact opposites, they are often compared in order to figure out which concept better integrates the immigrants into the society.
First of all it seems as if assimilation endangers the minorities´ cultures and forces the immigrants to forget their own culture they have lived according to all their life. By contrast, the Multiculturalism-Policy attempts to integrate the immigrants by accepting their cultural background. Whereas assimilation wants to strengthen the majority at the expense of the minority, Multiculturalism tries to bring all the minorities together in order to create a large majority.
Due to the fact that Canada allows their immigrants to keep to their traditions, there are a lot of different languages spoken in this country. Unlike Canada, America wants the residents to only speak English, so that the immigrants´ children do not learn their original language very often because it is more or less considered as unnecessary.
However, the concept of Multiculturalism is often criticised for not being able to forge a certain national identity whereas the concept of assimilation is especially known for having a strong sense of nationalism and even patriotism. Thus, it seems as if cohesion is easier to create by assimilating the immigrants since all the residents of a country then live according to a single culture.
In conclusion both concepts seem to work although the two concepts are completely different from each other. On the one hand there is the Multiculturalism-Policy having the goal to accept the immigrants´ cultures and allowing the immigrants to keep to their own traditions but on the other hand there is the concept of assimilation which creates a strong sense of nationalism and thereby improves the social cohesion. I would not say, that one of the concepts has more advantages in comparison with the other one – so it is a question of taste in which country you want to live.