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These days there are a lot of people from different cultures living in the same community in areas all around England. In some cases there is a larger group of people from one culture than the people from other cultures. This leads to the expression 'Minority Culture', which basically means a culture of which there is a minority. In this essay I will be talking about the problems faced by minority cultures in being an integral part of society. Minority cultures are faced with many difficulties in becoming an integral part of society. Some of the main difficulties faced by minority cultures are racism, stereotypes, customs and traditions, clashes of loyalty and discrimination. Racism: In a lot of places, you get people who are prejudice against minority people because of their race or colour. ...read more.


Uniforms that take no account of cultural or religious needs would fall into this category. * Victimisation When a person is treated less favourably than others because they have complained of racial abuse, and are then passed over for promotion. Despite the law, complaints of racism in the workplace are still made. In the London boroughs of Hackney and Lambeth alone, a total of �818,000 was awarded to people last year at industrial tribunal race cases. Stereotypes: Stereotypes are when people tend to judge everyone from the same culture or race, just because they have an experience with some people from that group. The definition of stereotype is a set of ideas based on distortion, exaggeration, and oversimplification that is applied to all members of a social category. ...read more.


Hindu's celebrate Diwali and Muslims celebrate Eid. These celebrations are traditions, which make people happy and make them enjoy themselves. Clashes of loyalty: At times there is a clash of loyalty, these clashes are which decides what people will choose in their loyalty, e.g. if a person has a British nationality, but their ethnic background is Bangladeshi, so if the two countries play against each other in a sport, what team should the person support? Discrimination: Another difficulty faced by minority cultures is discrimination. The people from the minority are often treated differently because of the way they look, dress or their skin colour. Examples of discrimination is when someone is working for a company where they are of a cultural minority, their manager might not give them a promotion, but instead give it to another person who is from the majority culture, even though the person from the minority culture is better at the job. ...read more.

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