There are hierarchy in cultures just as much as there are hierarchies in the cleanliness of eating establishments.
In an article on the importance of neighboring regions surrounding Helsinki to jump onto the immigration bandwagon and resettle more immigrants, a promoter of multiculturalism is asked to weigh in on the subject:
Helsinki encourages neighbours to take more immigrants
Multiculturalism is good for children
Svensk also says that multiculturalism would have a positive effect on children.
“Yes, it would definitely be terribly good,” Hyytinen agrees. “Even for school children, to become ‘desensitised’ to these issues – not in any bad sense – but in that they would got new perspectives and learn about people from different countries.”
“We have, however, quite a homogenous population, so it would be good if children start getting used to different people,” he adds.
Wang also thinks that small communities could actually be good starting points when a culture is new.
“Here you can really adapt to the local situation,” she claims. “One’s own culture can’t be held onto so tightly, and that can be a good thing.” More here at YLE
The main issue as I see it is, they (Svensk and Hyytinen) haven’t a clue as to what they are actually talking about. Multiculturalism isn’t a kebab stand on a street corner or the expressing of one’s own ethnicity or culture on certain days, its the very essence that defines a people embodied within their codified laws. Multiculturalism places all cultures on an equal playing field and allowed to exist, and supposedly, thrive side by side, without a dominant host culture lording over the rest.
It’s a fallacy, just as much as the proletariat was to one day assume the role of the state in a Marxist utopian society. Marx never explained how that would have been achieved, and neither will a multiculturalist explain in detail how their ‘ideal society’ will unfold without default rivalries appearing and without rigid (tyrannical) government enforcement.
They simply do not know what they are talking about, they are just theorizing and hoping that it turns out alright. They even mix the labels up. The US has never been a ‘multicultural society’, but a society built upon the melting pot method, E Pluribus Unum, (From Many One). A single society that celebrates the differences but thinks and behaves as one people, with an unique American culture.
NOTE: If your culture is sound, being responsible for lifting people out of devastating poverty and has created a civil society, then it’s to be held on to very tightly, contrary to what ‘Wang the immigrant’ says.