Such a serious issue I was going to write a long and winding post deep in profudity and deluded consequences. I shall spare you. Briefly then. We all know how powerful terms and phrases can be, inadvertently or even with deliberate intent, in setting the scene for cultural conflict, feeding the bigotted and xenophobic. Claim: The term "Multicultural" is fear fodder for the xenophobic. It is certain that often Western communities are multi ethnical but really are they multicultural. Or do they actually aspire a single culture with multi-ethnic subcultures? Positive implication: For example to say that the USA is a multi-ethnic mono-culture suggest social integration of various ethnic groups forming one culture (Culture USA), whereas to say that the USA is multicultural suggests that the USA is divided into multiple cultural groups and to the xenophobe and patriot this would imply a certain threat to national cohesion and solidarity. Would changing the use of the term multi cultural to something that reflects the reality better be of benefit? A way of looking....( to the future) Ideal: The USA is a mono cultural society made up of varied ethnic groups (sub-cultures) that when properly integrated into a national undivided complex cultural mono- culture achieves social cohesion due to a shared national mono-culture. (Culture USA) When you get down to it the entire humanity is a monoculture with diverse subcultures due to multi ethnicity. Surely by changing the language used the xenophopic fears may be minimised somewhat. Is there a better more erudite way of expaining the "impovement" I'm attempting to suggest? Or is it a waste of time and digital ink? Care to discuss?