Nowadays people throughout the World consider migration as a trivial phenomenon. According to UN statistic, more than 230 billion people today live apart from their birthplace. More often a culture of a host country is different from culture of migrant’s motherland. That is why the question arises: should people adapt to a new culture or not?
On the one hand, some people tend to think that migrants should assimilate in a culture of a host country. Probably, these people never heard about phenomenon called «cultural shock» when an immigrant fall into the depression because of influence of new culture. Often these people think cynically about migrants and even hate them, that bias is often considered as racism. As an example of this opinion I want to provide the Canadian mayor statement: «Muslims should understand that they have to adapt to life in Canada rather than Canadians which lavishly welcomed them» .
On the other hand, there are people who support an opposite point of view. They tend to think that government of a host country should provide migrants with special living conditions similar to their homeland. These conditions may include special schools, churches, and restaurants for migrants. For example, Russian government builds mosques to support Russian Muslims while national religion is Christianity. At the same time in New York there is a huge district called Brighton Beach which is filled by migrants from Soviet Union and Russian Federation.
Anyway, I think that before migration in a country a migrant should try to get acquainted with a culture in that country to avoid cultural shock and be prepared to plunge in a new culture.
To sum up, I can say that migrants should respect a culture of a host country, while citizens of a host country should show their tolerance to migrants and try to help them to get integrated into a new culture.
Библиографическая ссылкаЕфимов А.Ю., Латина С.В. ПРОБЛЕМА ВЗАИМОДЕЙСТВИЯ КУЛЬТУР ПРИ МИГРАЦИИ // Международный студенческий научный вестник. – 2016. – № 5-3. – С. 472-472;
URL: https://eduherald.ru/ru/article/view?id=16050 (дата обращения: 03.08.2021).