Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Multiculturalism Alive and Well

All the news yesterday was about Angela Merkel's comments on the failure of multiculturalism in Germany:

"This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed," Merkel told a party rally at the weekend.

The talking heads debated all day yesterday about the same approach here in the United States.  Has a multicultural approach failed?   Charles Krauthammer, on Fox last night, favored the assimilation approach; the said that the reason immigration worked so well in the past is that those immigrants in decades past assimilated into the American culture and adopted the American ideals. 

Apparently Obama doesn't think multiculturalism is a failure because today he's signing an executive order that seems to foster that.  The Executive Order today...

...will establish a presidential advisory commission on Hispanic education and a federal interagency working group on improving Hispanic education and the lives of Latinos.

Because you can never have too many federal agencies.  Why can't we just focus on education in general and raise the level of education and quality of life for everyone?

Or would that be too easy?

1 comment:

MikeAT said...


You may find this article from STRATFOR interesting....