Why Multiculturalism?

I hear this a lot – especially when it comes to organizations and the foundational argument FOR inclusive policies.  Jamelle Bouie via the American Prospect provides a simple yet solid response to those that might think multiculturalism is not needed – and outlines the reasons for WHY it is… money line:

Now, there’s something to be said for treating people as individuals and not “members of groups” in terms of formulating public policy. But group-based discrimination requires group-based remedies, and anything less risks avoiding the inequalities and power differentials that actually hinder marginalized groups.