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Different Cultures Are Not Equal

23 June 2013, 13:39
Yes, the headline appears incredibly racist. Now that you're reading this article, I'll explain myself, and show that I am actually not posting anything racist at all, but instead am posting a means towards greater interracial understanding and tolerance.
Campaign after racial integration campaign we're that we are equal. We are all humans. We are all the same, just with a different colour skin. However, I believe there is a lot more to it than that.
We are a rainbow nation. While we often look at this purely on a skin-colour spectrum, there is a lot more to it than that. In South Africa we find ourselves immersed in various cultures, and often seem to try to muffle this when trying to forge a well-integrated society.
A huge aspect of enabling our nation to thrive is accepting that we indeed are different based on our cultures. Your average black person has been brought up in a different manner to your average white person. Your average coloured person is very different to your average Indian. No one racial group is superior to the other, though all cultures will be superior in certain aspects, and inferior in others.
We actually find ourselves in the ideal situation of having a vast array of cultures, which in theory should allow us to thrive more as a nation than any other. If we can harness each of the parts of various cultural groups in which they thrive, the overflow of superiorities being contributed by each group can  combine to essentially allow our nation to thrive in more areas, and at a higher level in these areas, than almost any other.
Instead, we find ourselves trying to muffle each other's cultures in the quest to become "equal." Equal means the same, which in turn implies that we are not unique. Noone should be seen as superior to anyone else, but neither should anyone be seen as identical to someone else. The same goes for cultures. Every culture has its strong and weak points, and if we can look past the pitiful attempts at forging a nation of just one culture, we'll find ourselves thriving before we can say "utopia." 


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