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Can We All Just Get Along?

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Simple Answer.......YES

When people of different races, ethnicity, religions and other designations come together as individuals, there is opportunity for shared unions through marriage as well as social bonding.

The kicker is sharing power, privilege and overcoming conflicting ideologies while we inhabit the same space.

There will always be a preference for your In-Group.

          Can we get along? 

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"But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city against suburb, region against region, individual against individual. Each seeking to satisfy private wants."

Barbara Jordan, Chair, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform  1995 first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.

Simple Answer....... NO
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The Facts .....

Every Homeland Nation has a history and culture of how they treat each other. It travels with them wherever they go.. A study of the histories of nations reveal worldviews regarding invasion, domination, treatment of natives and treatment of foreigners. Cultures that were warm and welcoming were overthrown by people who wanted what they had. Is this taught through generations?

Can we identify a homeland that has embraced natives, merged cultures and developed a level playing field in which race, religion, ethnicity, gender and other social and political representations FEEL equal?

"Other" Group Mistreatment

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Native Americans
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India Untouchables
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British Workhouse
Australian Aborigines 
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Slavery America
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Slavery Jamaica
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Slavery Quebec
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Slavery Mexico
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British in Nigeria
British in India
Congo Leopold
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Arab Enslavement Blacks
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Gypsy Treatment
Irish treatment by English
Holocaust Germany
Holocaust India
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Apartheid South Africa
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Arab Enslavement Whites
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Holocaust Russia

Is it human nature how we treat each other?  

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Because it's not yours.
Humans are social animals. We like our tribes, our groups, our people. Part of that liking is an intrinsic suspicion of anything "not-us".
But like almost anything, acceptance can be learned. That first, primal instinct need not rule you or your interactions with other people. (This is part of what culture is -- self-restraint and self-governance.)
The more you try, the less difficult acceptance is, at least on neutral terms. If you want to assimilate, it becomes a different issue.


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Supporters of multiculturalism project it as a system that is more fair allowing people opportunity to express who they are within a society. It demonstrates more tolerant and adapts better to social issues while investing in a common goal of maintenance of the homeland for the better good.

Critics of multiculturalism often debate whether the multicultural ideal of benignly co-existing cultures that interrelate and influence one another, and yet remain distinct, is sustainable, paradoxical, or even desirable. It is argued that nation states, who would previously have been synonymous with a distinctive cultural identity of their own, lose out to enforced multiculturalism and that this ultimately erodes the host nations' distinct culture.

Harvard professor of political science Robert D. Putnam conducted a nearly decade-long study on how multiculturalism affects social trust, finding that when the data were adjusted for class, income and other factors, the more racially diverse a community is, the greater the loss of trust.   Wikipedia

"I find that on the surface those initially critical of perspectives on globalism and open border policies quickly change perspectives when they apply the same standards to their homeland, their group  and their household. "

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