Multiculturalism must be reinvented in order to survive: study

 

Prof. Fethi Mansouri was interviewed by SBS about research showing multiculturalism needs to focus less on celebrating minorities and more on inclusion in order be effective. 

Multiculturalism must be reinvented in order to survive: study
A majority of Australians, including those working in the multicultural sector, believe that multiculturalism is focussed too much on the celebration of diversity at the expense of social inclusion and participation, a new study claims.

The Doing Diversity report, authored by Deakin University's Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and released on Thursday, set out to examine the current state of multiculturalism in Australia.

The research involved consultations with professionals and community members in the multicultural sector, focus groups, and a randomised online survey of 1000 Australians.

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