Cultural diversity: Embracing the difference

21st May is the World Day for Cultural Diversity. The United Nations established this day to enhance our understanding and acceptance of different cultures. Besides the cultural differences that exist between people, there are also variations in the way societies organise themselves, and in their shared conception of morality. Bridging the gap between cultures for peace and development will be vital for the long-term survival of humanity. Unesco in its Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity asserted - cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind, as biodiversity is for nature
By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: May 21, 2018
Cultural diversity: Embracing the difference

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Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle married in a dazzling ceremony at Windsor Castle, Britain. The ceremony which was broadcasted live for enthusiasts around the world, blended English ritual with African American culture, infusing the British monarchy with a blast of modernity. With her mixed-race ancestry, Markle had faced difficulty getting roles early in her career. In 2015, she wrote: "I wasn't black enough for the black roles and I wasn't white enough for the white ones, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn't book a job.”