Multiculturalism and Effects of Social Discrimination

Multiculturalism and Effects of Social Discrimination

The bad aspect of multiculturalism is that many minorities suffer from social discrimination. Since the big waves of immigration in the early 60’s in most industrialized countries, some ethnic groups still have difficulties to integrate themselves to the community because of their race or their religion. This discrimination creates poverty, anger and political exploitation.

One of the most obvious consequences of discrimination is that those minorities suffer from poverty. In fact, some racist employers refuse to hire people who are “different”. Thus, many of these victims are unemployed. These racist employers rather choose a “white profile” for instance. Moreover, discriminated people confront the same situation when they want to rent an apartment; they are not only unemployed, but also homeless.

The second main effect is that it creates anger in the society. As a result, this anger turns into violence. No one can forget American racial discrimination regarding black people: the black power was a legitimate means of expression full of anger. In addition, this anger creates a boundary between citizens: the “good ones” and “the bad ones”. On the other hand, governments should fight this violence and develop solidarity.

Another consequence is that social discriminations create a political exploitation. Indeed, some political parties, especially in the extreme right, make benefits on this discrimination: they start talking about minorities as they are criminals or charges that kill the national economy. Unfortunately, their ideas are becoming more and more popular. Furthermore, this political exploitation enforces racism.