Answer the Following Question. "The Assertion of Social Diversities in a Democratic Country is Very Normal and Can Be Healthy." Justify the Statement with Arguments. - Social Science

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Answer the following question.
"The assertion of social diversities in a democratic country is very normal and can be healthy." Justify the statement with arguments.



All social differences and diversities do not lead to social divisions.
Social diversities divide similar people from one another, but they also unite very different people. People belonging to different social groups often share differences and similarities and overlook the boundaries of their groups.

  1. Carlos and Smith were similar in one way (both were African-Americans) and were racially very different from Norman, who was a White Australian. But all three were athletes and stood against racial discrimination, thus displaying similarity in their opinions.
  2. It can happen that two people are from different religions but have the same caste and fell quite close to each other.  

Thus, we all have more than one identity and can belong to more than one social group. Our identities are different in different contexts. 
The assertion of social diversities in a country need not be seen as a source of danger because in a democratic country every person and a community has the right to state their views and opinions. This is very normal and healthy in a democracy. This allows the less privileged and marginal groups to express their grievances and concerns and can get the government to attend these. This only leads to the strengthening of democracy.

Concept: Sustains Democracy in India
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