CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

MULTICULTURALISM AND CONFLICT

Mekayla K. Castro

Peter T. Coleman

One need only briefly peruse the Internet to come to face to face with the reality of today’s shrinking world. In little more than the time it takes to press the Enter key of a laptop, you can gain access to a recipe for Ukrainian syrniki, take a virtual tour of a hotel in Bhutan, and watch traditional Tshwane dancers in South Africa. The exchange between different cultures is increasingly less distant and voyeuristic, however, and more active and significant. Consider the impact of microloans and the opportunity to assist people all over the world—a pig farmer in Guatemala, a coffee seller in Cambodia, a hairdresser in Liberia. If you live in a multicultural ...

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