Suma, who is a 19-year-old woman living in the United Kingdom, believes that immigrants should embrace their culture and refuse to assimilate into their new country. While I take no issue with immigrants bringing positive aspects of their culture to western countries (as my ancestors did), I don’t believe all cultures should be portrayed as equal.
For example, I don’t believe that a culture that oppresses women and throws gays off rooftops (**cough** Sharia Law) should be celebrated or treated as equal to American culture. Also, while I have no problem with immigrants speaking their native language or practicing their religion, I do believe immigrants should be expected to assimilate.
Overall, I do not believe the intent of this video was negative. However, I disagree with the underlying message that all cultures, particularly those with atrocious human rights violations, should be treated as equal.
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