Understanding Multiculturalism

The Depth and Breadth of "Multicultural" is designed to engage students in a process of defining "culture" and examining its complexities. Often, especially in a class about multiculturalism or diversity, "culture" becomes synonymous with "race" or "ethnicity." This activity reveals the limitations of such a conceptualization and challenges the assumptions often made by educators about what students identify as the important strands of the "cultural" in "multicultural."