“Who do we think we are?” brings contemporary academic research regarding the governance of communities of diversity, down off the shelves in the universities and think tanks and into the public conversation space. The book’s unorthodox format makes the ideas and insights being generated by researchers and observers, accessible and even entertaining for students and non-experts of all ages.

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ISBN: 978-0-9813931-1-7
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Robin Higman

Diversity Bites… (short phrases from the book)

The inescapable reality is that more diversity is coming and there is no turning back.

My inescapable reality is that the whole world is in this together so accommodation is the only option. You can’t just shove accommodation down our throats and say we have no choice but to accommodate to incoming cultures.

It is just as risky to “unreasonably” force Canadians to accommodate newcomers as it is to force newcomers to “unreasonably” conform to some narrow established model.

I want to be different. I want my difference to be accepted, and I don’t want to pay a price for that difference.

Reasonable accommodation does not mean accepting intolerance.

Do we have the makings of a winning model, or are we just not facing our precarious future?

There are human limits to accommodating diversity, and Canada’s rate is unsustainable, unless…

“Us” plus “them” equals “we.” Maybe “we” just need to get on with it.

“Get on with it” hides the essential step of agreeing on what the problem is. We disagree on whether we even have a problem. That’s part of the problem.

I want to be part of the “we”, to be Canadian, so will someone tell me how to act Canadian, or when I am being un-Canadian?