Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Rightwing Multiculturalism Explained

By Robert Stark

I have advocated for a version of multiculturalism, which could be called Rightwing Multiculturalism, in that it is an alternative to the divisive woke version of multiculturalism. I would describe Rightwing Multiculturalism as the idea that many groups can coexist and respect one another while being free to maintain their own identities with some degree of autonomy. This is a very academic sounding definition but here is a simple way to explain the concept using hashtags.

Leftwing Multiculturalism (ex. Woke Culture, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality):

Pro: #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter

Against: #AllLivesMatter and #WhiteLivesMatter

Conservativism (ex. Civic Nationalism, Classical Liberalism, Intellectual Dark Web, Color Blindness):   

Pro: #AllLivesMatter

Against: #WhiteLivesMatter, #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter

White Nationalism:

Pro: #WhiteLivesMatter

Against: #AllLivesMatter, #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter

Rightwing Multiculturalism:

Pro: #WhiteLivesMatter, #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter

Against: #AllLivesMatter is redundant and lacks specification

Looking at the political spectrum in regards to addressing race relations in America, the furthest right position would be White Supremacy or advocacy for a White Ethnostate, then MAGA, then color blindness in the mainstream center, and then Critical Race Theory and opposition to Whiteness on the left. These concepts also overlap on a Venn diagram. For instance Rightwing Multiculturalism, like the left, accepts that groups have rights. However, unlike the left which is selective about which groups should have more rights, Rightwing Multiculturalism respects the legitimacy of all groups having equal rights to lobby for their group interests.


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