The modern American ideal is multiculturalism. I’ve been watching some children’s programs with my son lately, and children’s programming is indistinguishable from multicultural propaganda. Other ideals come through, but not with the same force as multiculturalism.
This aggressive stance on multiculturalism is peaking at a time when it appears that US will be overtaken by East Asia.
Interestingly, East Asians are the low man on the multicultural totem pole. They’re anti-diverse (see e.g. affirmative action, for example).
Is the rise of Asia incompatible with multiculturalism? Or will Asians be co-opted by a system that places them at the bottom? Somehow, I’m betting on the former.