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Multiculturalism—The Final Frontier : Resistance Is Not Futile

Multiculturalism—The Final Frontier : Resistance Is Not Futile

Multiculturalism—The Final Frontier: Resistance Is Not Futile
Guillermo Bernal

The Early Years

We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile! You will be assimilated. (Vornholt, 1996, p. 9)

When I first heard the phrase “resistance is futile . . . you will be assimilated,” I was in awe. I was watching the now-classic Star Trek: The Next Generation movie in which a cybernetic species incorporates the uniqueness of other species and races to their own, seemingly erasing all cultural, racial, and individual distinctiveness. With the new conquering cybernetic species, the issues of ...

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