Table of Contents
1.0 Introduction 3
2.0 Issues on the Multiculturalism in UK 3
3.0 Criticism on the issues 4
4.0 Conclusion 7
Reference List 8
According to Kenanmalik.com (2014), multiculturalism is the development of the normative framework by the state. The main reason for the development of this normative framework is that it provides advancement in the tolerance and advocacy though providing a cultural differential identity within the state.
In the United Kingdom, the approach to develop equilibrium within the multiple races the state has adopted this strategy. According to Robertson (1992), the main reason behind taking this normative framework in UK was the higher number of immigration within the country after the Second World War. The higher number of immigration within the country has increased the cultural diversity within the community.
To handle this higher cultural diversity the UK government has taken race relation policies to develop the broader aspect of the multiculturalism. According to Lund and Carr (2010), the race relation policy taken by the state had a plan to provide the empowerment support to the culturally diversified peoples through social, economical and political establishment support. However, the report by Rosowsky (2010) has shown that this policy has failed to serve the actual purpose within the country.
According to Bhattacharyya et al. (2002), the worst side of the failure is the development of the sponsored politics within the country through influencing the sentiments of the multicultural peoples. Malik (2010) stated that the present UK society is sitting on the fire and the volcano can erupt any times. Anastasiou et al. (2014) though supported this through stating that the unstructured multicultural policy especially from the political point has created this danger for the state. Therefore, throughout this entire study the issues and the criticism on the present views will be done taking the different school of thoughts under considerations.
2.0 Issues on the Multiculturalism in UK
The main criticism what the UK multicultural policy has received is that the policy failed to provide the required support to develop the multicultural identity within the country and this failure has created a communal chaos within the society. According to the report by Thought (2009) in present condition, the state is suffering from two broader issues one is related to the Human Rights and the other one is related to the Identity crisis within the society. In most of the recent racists events happened in the United Kingdom has shown that the unstructured policies has developed such a community that now became a matter of concern for the state. According to a report by Oakland (2014) most of the female abuse incidents has shown that the multicultural policy has been a failure in the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, most of the racist attacks have shown that the societal tolerance to the multicultural society has decreased very significantly due to the lower awareness initiatives from the local and the national authority. According to Ahmed and Donnan (1994) the promotional activities that the local and the national government has taken neither developed the awareness within the community nor helped the culturally diverse peoples to develop an identity within the state political and social framework. The initiatives taken by the government has only increased the social and the financial burden on the local and the national government.
3.0 Criticism on the issues
According to Malik (2010), the practice of the multiculturalism within the United Kingdom a big failure for the government administration. The latest censuses report has shown that the cultural diversity within the country has increased rapidly than the last 10 years growth. However, till date the white peoples are the dominating the societal and cultural dominance with 86% presence within the community. The following table and the graph will illustrate the very fundamental orientation of the UK community in present time.
Ethnic Group Participation within the community
Black/Carrabin/Africans/Black British 3.40%
Multiple ethnic groups 2.10%
Other ethnic group 1%
Table 1: The Social Orientation within UK society