Luis R. Rodriguez

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Mike, I'm wondering not only if whether lack of civic engagement reinforces existing patterns, but actually can make them worse. As for issues with high civic engagement do you have any references I can go read, perhaps some historical cases?

What triggered my utterance was first watching the documentary on Banaz, available free on YouTube and then watching a few documentaries by the director, Deeyah Khan, in particular this one which addresses positions of lack of civic duty when issues on racism are not pertinent to one own's own race:

If high civic engagement can be detrimental to racism, and since culture is incredibly different to change, it would seem to me some cultural adaptability should be a requirement for immigration, in this case the lack of it is extremely dangerous for the families alone.