Hegemony (a. gramsci: taking up ______ist notions as common sense", consenting to our oppression. How is my privilege connected to someone else"s oppression? (collins) English/french: proposed solutions (1960s): equal partnership between french and. What about our difference? : immigrant groups and minorities argue for the full acknowledgement of canada"s diversity. Solution: pm pierre trudeau opts for an official policy of multiculturalism within a bilingual framework (1971) Canadian society, irrespective of ethnic or cultural origins. Works to convert group rights into individual rights. Does not recognize the inherent rights of aboriginal people that existed before colonization and continue still. It does not fully acknowledge the critical role racism plays in preventing this vision from materializing. Racism is woven into the ideology of multiculturalism through notions of cultural tolerance. It promotes a static and limited notion of culture as fragmented and confined to ethnicity: the 3 ds . Acceptable or tolerable difference may enter the public sphere.