While some countries have a uniform cultural society, such as the Netherlands and Japan, both Canada and the United States have rich multicultural landscapes founded upon Germanic and Celtic traditions. The U.S. and Canada are remarkable examples of multicultural countries which equally struggle and benefit from the diversity of their societies. Assimilation has often been difficult for the host country as well as for the immigrant but the respect and courtesy with which migrants have assimilated has allowed these countries to embrace foreign cultures and to guide the uninformed.
This forum will allow us to talk about the cultures we have roots in as well as those we have experienced. Curious and sometimes fascinating differences between cultures include food, clothing, gestures, facial expressions, and idioms. Religion is also a significant part of culture and comments or stories of how one's religion has shaped or impacted society are welcomed. To kick off with some Americana culture: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Violent Femmes:
Two descriptions of multiculturalism are used in North America; In Canada they use the expression "cultural mosaic" whereas in the U.S. they use the expression "melting pot". Which do you like…Continue
"I can only trace the Fraser Scottish side back to 1700, too many people named Thomas Fraser who named their sons Thomas Fraser. The records I need haven't been digitized yet so there's still hope. The Buchanan side from my mother can be…"
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"Bit of an update and another question:
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"The video is powerful. It reminds me of a day when I went to my son's school to pick him up as was our routine since we got a divorce. My ex was in front of the school, belligerent and told me she was taking him instead. I…"
"By gift I mean this: by not being afraid of your own pain you are not afraid of others' pain either. People sense that they can be vulnerable with you and trust you, for you already understand without them having to explain.…"
"That's why the democratic part of democratic socialism is so important. We vote every 4 years here in Ecuador, and there are representatives of all sides of the political/cultural/economical spectrum, there is a healthy opposition, and each…"