People of different civilizations have different views on the relations between God and man, citizen and state, parent and child, husband and wife, as well as different views of rights and responsibilities, liberty and authority, equality and hierarchy. These differences are the product of centuries and will not soon disappear. On the contrary they will overwhelm the intellect of individuals and will direct contemporary and social forces.
People uprooted by the Volta River Project were resettled by planning authorities who were insensitive to their cultural traditions. Villages were split up and thousands of people from different ethnic backgrounds - speaking different languages, worshipping different gods and following different social customs were resettled together. The result was land disputes and outbreaks of violence.
2. Europeans in general, and the USA especially, are inclined to culture blindness because, on the whole, they take their own individualistic culture for granted and sees it as manifestly obvious and universally appropriate.
3. It is the concern of many people that biodiversity must be appreciated in terms of human diversity, because different cultures and people from different walks of life perceive and apprehend biodiversity in different ways as a consequence of their distinct heritages and experiences.