Great insight into one of the banes of modern western societies, the false ideology of multicultarlism.
“What multicultural policies do is not empower minority communities, but empower so-called community leaders, who achieve power not because they represent their community, but because they have a relationship with the state,” Malik said.
“Once political power and financial resources become allocated by ethnicity, then people begin to identify themselves in terms of those ethnicities, and only those ethnicities,”
Over time, however, you come to see yourself in those terms, not just because those identities provide you with access to power, influence, and resources, but also because those identities possess a social reality through constant affirmation and confirmation. It is how you are seen, so it is how you come to see yourself.”
“The consequence is what the great Indian-born economist Amartya Sen has called plural monoculturalism—a policy driven by the myth that societies are made up of a series of distinct, homogenous cultures that dance around each other.”