Multiculturalism

Sherry Listgarten heysherry@mindspring.com
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:23:40 -0700


Yup, we disagree. I see a spectrum of reasonable opinion, and you don't. Not
much to add to that.

-- Sherry.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clay Shirky [mailto:clay@shirky.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 6:47 PM
> To: sherry@timesten.com
> Cc: 'Clay Shirky'; fork@xent.com
> Subject: Re: Multiculturalism
>
>
> > Surely we *are* all trying to remove barriers -- to where
> we want to be.
> > Which gets us back to the no-op comment about different
> functions we're
> > optimizing, etc.
>
> I don't think we are all trying to do that. I think in fact that you
> are trying to create a false consensus where none exists.
>
> There are people who believe that culture should be protected in the
> same way gardens are -- uproot foreign influences, prevent
> cross-breeding -- and there are people who don't. If you believe that
> distinct cultures are better than blended ones, you are in the former
> camp, and we simply disagree about both motives and goals.
>
> Nothing wrong with disagreement, 'swhat keeps fork going.
>
> -clay