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Consider economic liberalism versus economic conservatism and also cultural liberalism versus cultural conservatism. In your opinion, which conflict is more important to modern American politics? Why?
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I think both conflicts are very important to modern American politics. We are coming out of a recession which would make economic liberalism versus economic conservatism a major topic of discussion; but more importantly, as the number of culturally diverse immigrants coming to America increases, the diversity in American culture increases. Out of the 310 million people residing in America today, two-thirds are non- Hispanic white and the other one-third makes up immigrants from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Canada*. Therefore, America now has to adapt and cater to the many different cultures coming to states. More mosques and temples are being built to give Muslims and Hindus a place to pray. A lot of cities are building or
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Unformatted text preview: have built grocery stores, shopping plazas, and restaurants that are specific to a type of culture. For example, in Decatur there are a lot of Indian grocery stores and restaurants that cater to the Indian people. With the rise of immigration different holidays are also being celebrated. During the winter time, Christmas is not the only holiday celebrated with families. Hanukkah and Kwanza are becoming major holidays celebrated in America. Therefore, school systems, are making sure teachers use the term, winter break instead of, Christmas break. I think it is important to recognize the different cultures that are coming to America and how that can affect the American culture; this is why I think cultural liberalism versus cultural conservatism is more important. * http://www.prb.org/Publications/PopulationBulletins/2010/immigrationupdate1.aspx...
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