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Posted: 11/3/2009 10:49:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 10:49:44 PM EST by Cypher15]

"We need to discourage the retention of cultural memory if the aim of that retention is cultural balkanization. We must think of American culture and nationhood as a constantly re-forming, transmogrifying 'we.'" - Bharati Mukherjee



Link Posted: 11/3/2009 10:51:43 PM EST
Not me.

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 11:01:32 PM EST
Evil never sleeps, especially on college campuses.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 11:31:24 PM EST
No thanks.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 11:37:22 PM EST
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:53:43 AM EST
Consider me balkinized then...
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:03:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 9:04:46 AM EST by A_Free_Man]
Originally Posted By Cypher15:

"We need to discourage the retention of cultural memory if the aim of that retention is cultural balkanization. We must think of American culture and nationhood as a constantly re-forming, transmogrifying 'we.'" -Bharati Mukherjee





From Wiki:

"She is currently a professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley."


That figures.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:09:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 9:09:54 AM EST by TheAvatar9265ft]
That's a good quote.

It says that we are a melting pot and "America" is constantly changing. It says that immigrants should not enclave their cultures. It says that certain ethnicities shouldn't hold on to a culture long lost for the sake of being "special" and exclusive. No black culture. No white culture. No Muslim culture. No Mexican culture. ONLY AMERICAN CULTURE.

That means when a new group arrives, they change a lot and America changes a little.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:11:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:
No black culture. No Muslim culture. No Mexican culture.





I would be VERY surprised if that was what the quote intended.

No white culture? Sure....they're all for that.

The others though.....precious and special.....pass laws to protect them and march to celebrate.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:15:08 AM EST
white = boring and/or evil exploitationists.

everyone else = valued diversity.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:25:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 9:26:25 AM EST by Snips]
Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:
That's a good quote.

It says that we are a melting pot and "America" is constantly changing. It says that immigrants should not enclave their cultures. It says that certain ethnicities shouldn't hold on to a culture long lost for the sake of being "special" and exclusive. No black culture. No white culture. No Muslim culture. No Mexican culture. ONLY AMERICAN CULTURE.

That means when a new group arrives, they change a lot and America changes a little.


This. That quote is a good quote. Note the conditional portion in the first sentence: "if the aim of that retention is cultural balkanization". Having multiple cultures within one country is not a good thing and is something that America has largely managed to avoid. There may be subcultures, but they are never large enough to threaten the cultural stability of the nation as a whole. Any subcultures that grow that large are quickly co-opted and assimilated.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:27:44 AM EST
RUBBISH!!! This garbage is tiresome and toxic. How many diverse ways can these geniuses repackage failure and sell it as progress or enlightenment?
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