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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Plymouth Rock
The Enlightenment
The African Slaves in America
The Scandinavian and Irish Migration
The Mexican Border Is Re-Established
The Arrival of the Jews
The 1960s Mentality Started with Two Bullets
The Effects of the Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez Would Be Ashamed
Multiculturalism in League with Identity Politics
Multiculturalism in League with Political Correctness
Let Us Define ‘Culture’
Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?
What ‘Failure’ Implies
Why the Experiment Failed
The Role of Parents
The Role of the Universities
The Role of the Media
Undoing the Damage
The 21st Century American
Epilogue
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From Melting Pot to Witch's Cauldron: How Multiculturalism Failed America

From Melting Pot to Witch's Cauldron: How Multiculturalism Failed America

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From Melting Pot to Witch's Cauldron explores what can happen when good intentions go askew. Ernesto Caravantes points out that the original wishes of the founders of the American Republic, as well as the desires of modern luminaries like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez, have not been realized. Caravantes traces this problem to the radical activism of the 1960s, which introduced the notion of multiculturalism. In so doing, that activism completely erased all chances of seeing the dreams of these activists being brought into fruition. The author points out that the true and original aim of the multiculturalism movement was to have people of divergent ethnic backgrounds become unified by their differences, yet what is occurring is just the opposite - xenophobia and ethno-centrism have developed among the different ethnic groups in the United States. This book is a must-read for students of multicultural studies in colleges and universities.
From Melting Pot to Witch's Cauldron explores what can happen when good intentions go askew. Ernesto Caravantes points out that the original wishes of the founders of the American Republic, as well as the desires of modern luminaries like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez, have not been realized. Caravantes traces this problem to the radical activism of the 1960s, which introduced the notion of multiculturalism. In so doing, that activism completely erased all chances of seeing the dreams of these activists being brought into fruition. The author points out that the true and original aim of the multiculturalism movement was to have people of divergent ethnic backgrounds become unified by their differences, yet what is occurring is just the opposite - xenophobia and ethno-centrism have developed among the different ethnic groups in the United States. This book is a must-read for students of multicultural studies in colleges and universities.

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