Rightwing Multiculturalism Explained
I have advocated for a version of multiculturalism, which could be called Rightwing Multiculturalism, in that it is an alternative to the divisive woke version of multiculturalism. I would describe Rightwing Multiculturalism as the idea that many groups can coexist and respect one another while being free to maintain their own identities with some degree of autonomy. This is a very academic sounding definition but here is a simple way to explain the concept using hashtags.
Leftwing Multiculturalism (ex. Woke Culture, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality):
Pro: #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter
Against: #AllLivesMatter and #WhiteLivesMatter
Conservativism (ex. Civic Nationalism, Classical Liberalism, Intellectual Dark Web, Color Blindness):
Against: #WhiteLivesMatter, #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter
Against: #AllLivesMatter, #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter
Pro: #WhiteLivesMatter, #BlackLivesMatter, #LatinoLivesMatter, #IndigenousLivesMatter, and #AsianLivesMatter
Against: #AllLivesMatter is redundant and lacks specification
Looking at the political spectrum in regards to addressing race relations in America, the furthest right position would be White Supremacy or advocacy for a White Ethnostate, then MAGA, then color blindness in the mainstream center, and then Critical Race Theory and opposition to Whiteness on the left. These concepts also overlap on a Venn diagram. For instance Rightwing Multiculturalism, like the left, accepts that groups have rights. However, unlike the left which is selective about which groups should have more rights, Rightwing Multiculturalism respects the legitimacy of all groups having equal rights to lobby for their group interests.
On the other hand, like the nationalist right, Rightwing Multiculturalism is against anti-Whiteness and racial double standards. However, unlike the right, it is pro diversity and pluralist rather than nationalist. It also overlaps with both White Nationalism and Leftwing Multiculturalism, in that it rejects color blindness. Both the woke left and rightwing ethnonationalist rank groups hierarchically, but Rightwing Multiculturalism treats all forms of ethnic-based identity politics as equally legitimate. It also rejects the color blindness of those who say #AllLivesMatter by embracing that different groups have specific needs and demands. Rightwing Multiculturalism is radically centrist in that it does not fit into the existing left-right spectrum.
Rightwing Multiculturalism is much more pluralist and inclusive than either the woke left, color blind center, or the nationalist right. These are all frameworks that have failed due to offering one size fits all solutions. Rightwing Multiculturalism is the only framework that can reconcile the differences between the pro-diversity left and the identitarian right. It is more than an anti-woke version of multi-culturalism that is inclusive of all, including Whites. It fulfills the True Freedom principle, that the objective of politics is to pursue the kind of society that fits one’s needs and desires, with more specialization-based policies.
Examples of the kind of policies inspired by Rightwing Multiculturalism could include enclavism and the proposal I put for in my pluralist vision for California that “There needs to be platinum plans for all, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, and Latinos, with specialized plans tailored to each group’s specific needs.”
The American political paradigm has a majoritarian framework, that will likely change in the future. This majoritarian framework ignores that people are forming tribes to find comradery with groups that have shared interests and values rather than loyalty to mass society. The regressive right hates diversity while the regressive left hates Whiteness but both will have to give up these biases. Rightwing Multiculturalism is the only vision that is viable for America’s inevitable multicultural and neo-tribal future.