Legitimized ghettos are born of attempts to segregate ethnic groups in government-approved, minimalized urban environments. Differences between the politically correct and the more dynamically assertive inter-cultural programs become apparent when they are evaluated as strategies that achieve cosmetic versus life-changing results.
Inter-culturalism as a header implies collaboration and interaction, proactive states of living in a constantly changing fraternity. True inter-cultural agendas propose to integrate migrating groups into their new settlements with an emphasis on the benefits those populations can bring to their host communities.
Without such strong promotion and positive action, ethnic societies perpetually exist on each other's fringes. Unless fruitful collaboration and development of common interests is emphasized, social services and quality of life for multiracial populations will continue to deteriorate. The “inter-cultural” rationale encourages clarification of those tantalizing mysteries that accompany differing social mores.