Answer/Quote: “Five hundred years after the Columbus expedition, discoveries can still be made. We know so little about the many cultures in our country and in the countries that share our hemisphere.” P. 43.
Comment: The problem with multiculturalism is the tightrope between the American traditional tradition (white, heterosexual, Eurocentric and male) and the emergence of the many cultures now existent in America. Seems to come down to splintering the nation among the cultures and maintaining a unified American culture. We’ve had enough warnings about the problem. The solution won’t come easily. RayS.
Title: “Golden Discoveries: Literature of the Americas.” Judith E. Petersen. English Journal (September 1992), 39-43.