Join speaker Kenan Malik as he discusses "What's Wrong with Multiculturalism? A European Perspective"
How should European societies respond to the influx of peoples with different traditions, backgrounds and beliefs? What should be the boundaries of tolerance in such societies? Should immigrants be made to assimilate to Western customs and norms or is integration a two-way street?
Such questions lie at the heart of the 'multiculturalism' debate that currently grips many European nations. Thirty years ago multiculturalism was seen as the answer to many of Europe's social problems. Today it is seen as the cause of myriad social ills. Why the change? Are the critics right that multiculturalism has failed? And are there any European lessons for Canada?
Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. His books include From Fatwa to Jihad (2009), Strange Fruit (2008), Man, Beast and Zombie (2000), and The Meaning of Race (1996).
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