- Multiculturalism is the practice of giving equal attention to many different backgrounds in a particular setting.
An example of multiculturalism is an honors classroom with students from several different countries and who speak different languages.
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multiculturalism - Cultural Definition
The view that the various cultures in a society merit equal respect and scholarly interest. It became a significant force in American society in the 1970s and 1980s as African-Americans, Latinos, and other ethnic groups explored their own history.