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Pros and Cons of Living in a Multi-Ethnic Society

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A multi-ethnic society is a society which includes people from a variety of different races, religions, cultures, backgrounds etc. Multi-ethnic societies can have many negative and positive effects which I am going to explain in the following paragraphs.

The benefits of living in a multi-ethnic society are that you get to meet new people and learn interesting things about them. People get a chance to understand others and realise they’re equal to us. It makes people less ignorant and alters stereotypical views they may have had beforehand from media influence or friends/relatives. We begin to respect them more and understand their views on specific subjects. This could help people become less racist. Also, you get a chance to learn a variety of new languages. If you were learning Spanish at school for example, you could practice it by having a conversation with somebody who’s previously lived there. You get a chance to widen your knowledge about the outside world by learning interesting facts from people from different cultures. It makes life more interesting and less repetitive because without a multi-ethnic society everybody would be similar and you wouldn’t experience many new things. We wouldn’t know about certain religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. The only known religion would be Christianity so people wouldn’t be able to choose from a wide range of religions like you can now. Furthermore, beautiful buildings such as mosques and temples wouldn’t be around. Our country would be so much more dull and uninteresting. A multi-ethnic society can bring new ideas and ways of doing things into the everyday lives of people living in Britain.
If we didn’t live in a multi-ethnic society many of the things we take for...

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...can have a good afterlife. They have a purpose in life and care what happens to them. Religious people share their beliefs amongst others and help convert people to their own religion. This means that a larger amount of people become religious. Religious people don’t criticise those who aren’t religious, they respect everyone’s opinion and don’t force them to do anything which created less arguments. Buddhists for example believe in karma which means that all their actions, good and bad, create past, present and future experiences, thus making somebody responsible for his or her own life. This means they’re more likely to perform good deeds because they believe good actions will result in a better life. If everyone believed in this philosophy the world would be filled with less hate, crime and sins, thus creating a more harmonious society.

By Harriet Hales

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