Multiculturalism

Jim Whitehead ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 11:33:13 -0700


> I think that's the point the multiculturalists are making. Culture can get
> diluted to the point where it's no longer a culture, or at least no longer
> the culture it was.

But, *all* cultures change over time.  We now closely associate tomatoes,
and tomato-based foods with Italian food. But, tomatoes are a new-world
vegetable, and were introduced to Italy sometime in 1520-1545.

Following your native vs. non-native plant analogy, where do we draw the
line between native cultural memes, and invasive ones?

- Jim