Posted on May 17, 2019
Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party
Across Europe, populists and extremists are trying to resurrect failed ideas about segregating people by language, religion or the colour of their skin. It is not enough to dismiss these ideas; we have to actively oppose them to ensure social inclusion in Ireland’s diverse society.
We should rightly celebrate our age-old traditions, and migrants should be taught Irish history, culture and language in our schools. But at the same time, we should welcome new cultural contributions from our diverse population, and not supress difference.
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Categories: Equality • Justice • Social Inclusion • Diversity • Welcome • Migration • Immigation • Immigrants • Emigration • Racism • Xenophobia • Identity • Irish • Irishness