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Inclusionism is all about recognizing the
within different societies by studying the experiences of all of the various
and rejecting the urge to judge based on what the
Inclusionism was originally believed by many sociologists, such as
, that although differences in ethnicity, religion and race all caused conflict,
were the cause of the majority of the conflicts. Because of this, the majority of theorists only studied
and most other things were left behind. Most sociologists even believed that once a person moved to a new place, they would be
into the new culture quickly and would end up leaving their own original culture behind. However, after many immigration policies (including Canada's) were changed in the late 1960s,
grew in population. Throughout several years it became apparent that people were becoming able to continue with their native culture even while in a foreign country. This sparked many sociologists to start looking at parts of society other than simply economic class, including differences in race and ethnicity, which forms the basis of inclusionism.
Major Questions Asked In Canada
from playing a complete role in Canadian political and economic life?
need to be changed to ensure that these
do play a role in Canada?
Major Conflicts Addressed
There are many problems in society that are looked at through inclusionism. Because inclusionism is all about looking for
in society through different
, many problems are related to
. Here are some examples:
Unequal pay while working the same job
Equal representation in Canadian government
Equality in Canadian policies
The major goal in addressing these issues is to create an equal,
and diverse society where all ethnic groups and races can feel comfortable and safe.
: A combination of characteristics of people based on country of origin, race, religion, linguistics, etc.
: A variation of characteristics.
Ethnic Minority/Visible Minority
: A group of people that are lesser in numbers in society compared to a more commonly seen majority.
: Metaphorical walls that people put up to block a person of a specific or general ethnicity from passing.
: Unequal treatment or thoughts of individuals based on their social class, race, religion, etc.
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