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Qatar 2 0.67%
United Arab Emirates 9 3.03%
Australia 10 3.37%
Canada 38 12.79%
United States of America 165 55.56%
Singapore 14 4.71%
United Kingdom 15 5.05%
Brazil 13 4.38%
Other 31 10.44%
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I don't understand why foreign born to you foreign born=multiculturalism. Would a place like the UAE with what 60% foreign born be the multicultural capital of the world?

I don't see why minority groups that may have been established in a country for many decades or so somehow no longer equal diversity?

I think ethnic origin of the population is a much better way to look at diversity. Also frankly multiculturalism or diversity shouldn't be about how many seperate non-interacting cultures happen to be living next to each other but how those cultures integrate and fuse into each other and how that affects the broader national culture itself.


ps. not to go into a whole other side topic but if illegal immigrants were calculated into the official immigration stats the us's foreign born pop. would increase quite a bit.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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What daniel said. We're talking about multiculturalism. Don't confuse it with people who just look different.

NYC was the only American city I went to which seemed to me as diverse as Sydney. Of course I'm sure SF holds a candle to it. LA seemed was somewhat diverse in terms of looks but it was far more American.
You have seriously no idea what your talking about, Los Angeles felt more american then NYC, i got news for you, there are tons of cities more diverse then sydney in america, get out of your australian mind just something similar to what you said in a earlier post.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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china, we have more than 56 ethnic groups
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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china, we have more than 56 ethnic groups
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:59 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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The USA might have more people from different countries overall, but we have to remember they have about 10x our population as well. Just in the small "WASP" town (not a small town by American standards either, a small town by Canadian standards) I live in here in Canada, I have known people from at least 15 different countries. From all different parts of the world too, not just mostly from one specific area. I don't live near a large city, either. The largest city I live within commuting distance to has only about 100 000 people. Canada is, in the true essence of the word, a country of immigrants.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:23 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Its a lot harder to get into the USA then it is to get into canada or australia. Also stop saying america just won because most posters are america, honestly on this forum most people aren't american as most Americans on this website could careless about all this nonsense.
Yea this thread created some butthurt
"Wahh Wahh quit the American flag waving"
I wonder if they noticed I didn't even vote for the US. I was going to vote either UAE or Canada and ended up voting Canada.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:28 AM
 
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You have forget about Russia. More than 200 ethnic groups.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Perth
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I think of multi-cutural as an ideal of a country that supports cultural differences but seeks to create an harmonious overall culture. On that measure, I see the US and UK as mono-cultures as the emphasis is on cultural assimilation. Countries that support multi-culturalism that I am aware of include Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. As an anecdote, Australia has a govt funded tv & radio network SBS, that is a PBS/NPR for migrants showing news etc from around the world. Great network! There maybe other countries with this approach, but these are the ones I have seen.

In straight migration terms, I think the countries with the greatest % of migrants are Israel, Australia
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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You have seriously no idea what your talking about, Los Angeles felt more american then NYC, i got news for you, there are tons of cities more diverse then sydney in america, get out of your australian mind just something similar to what you said in a earlier post.
The biggest difference with Australia and America is there is a higher percentage of people that have been born overseas than America. 1/4 people in Australia were born overseas. In Isreal it is 1/3. America it is 13%. In neighbouring Canada it is 20%. Plus even New Zealand was 23%. So in places such as Isreal, Australia, New Zealand and Canada you would hear a higher percentage of people with foreign accents than in America.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Singapore is a pretty good answer, but that's pretty easy for Singapore since it's just a single city.
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