Cultural pluralism is a term used when small groups within a larger society maintain their unique cultural identities. One of the most notable cultural plurasims is the caste system, which is related to Hinduism. Castes are Hereditary systems of occupation, Endogamy, social culture, Social class, and Political power. Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. In a pluralist culture, unique groups not only co-exist side by side, but also consider qualities of other groups as traits worth having in the dominant culture. The current contemporary art world in the 21st century is an example of cultural pluralism. Contemporary art can be defined variously as art produced at this present point in time or art produced since World War II. For another example, a community center in the United States may offer classes in Indian yoga, Chinese calligraphy, and Latin salsa dancing. Yoga ( Sanskrit: योग, IAST: yóga, joːgə refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India, to the Calligraphy (from Greek kallos "beauty" + graphẽ "writing" is the art of writing (Mediavilla 1996 17 Salsa refers to a fusion of informal dance styles having roots in the Caribbean (especially in Cuba and Puerto Rico) Latin and North America That community may also have one or more synagogues, mosques, mandirs, gurudwaras, and/or Buddhist temples, as well as several churches of various Christian denominations. A synagogue (from Greek: grc συναγωγή transliterated synagogē, "assembly" he בית כנסת beit knesset, "house of A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger A Hindu temple or Mandir ( Sanskrit: मंदिर is a house of worship for Hindus followers of Hinduism. Buddhist Temples monasteries, Stupas and Pagodas sorted by location A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
The existence of such institutions and practices are possible if the cultural communities responsible for them are protected by law and/or accepted by the larger society in a pluralist culture.
The idea of cultural pluralism in America was first mentioned in Randolph Bourne's essay "Trans-National America" in 1916. Randolph Silliman Bourne ( May 30, 1886 – December 22, 1918) was a progressive writer and public intellectual born in Bloomfield