oakbri Posted January 8, 2008 Share Posted January 8, 2008 [quote user="LanguedocGal"][quote user="oakbri"] My wife is not from the UK and has never lived there....Last year I took my wifes parents to the UK for the first time. ----- I was saddened by that remark but must admit, in contrast to where they are from where obesity simply doesn't exsit in the younger population... Personally I don't think multiculturism works----, [/quote]In my experience, multiculturalism works when extremists of all kinds are kept at bay.Oakbri, I was interested by your claim of ''Personally I don't think multiculturism works...''. However, reading your post, you say that your wife is not from the UK etc. I assume, therefore, that you married someone not of your ''culture''. I fail to understand your comments unless you can give me a definition of multiculturalism that I do not know. I hope you realise that a marriage between a French and a Brit or a French and an Italian is actually multicultural (though not multiracial if they are both of the same colour).Are you saying that your marriage is a failure?So, as many people tend to write often on this forum... I'm confused.[8-)][/quote]Hi LanguedocGalNo my marriage is great. I think you are (or I am) confusing multiculturism with differing nationalities. For example, I have a different nationality to a Scotsman, but our culture is very similar. I guess it all comes down to how you interpret the word culture. However I do accept your point.Maybe my terminology was wrong. I don't know what you call it when you try to get different people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds with vastly different and largely incompatable religious and political ideologies to live together. I personally don't think it works. Maybe someone can tell me where it does work. It certainly doesn't here in France otherwise the regular riots in the suburbs wouldn't happen and Jean Marie Le Penn wouldn't have come so close to ousting Chirac in his last election. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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