Improving the current social dynamic between the minorities and the majorities in a single stroke is difficult, considering that it is a result of years of multi-layered cultural cycles, histories, and policies. Therefore, a collective body of cultural interventions must be implemented. Each cultural intervention will aim to improve social conditions and encourage incremental steps. For example, the first phase of cultural interventions can simply help people recognize the other’s existence in their community. The interventions in this first phase need to feel safe, personal, intimate, and secure because the majority of people still have fear toward the other groups. The second phase of interventions can provide a chance for both groups to overcome misconceptions and stereotypes by providing a bridge to correctly understand one another. Furthermore, as they get to know more about each other through various types of cultural interventions, the cultural interventions in the third phase will give way to more sophisticated cultural exchanges by finally promoting a ground for them to embrace one another.
The number of people exposed to these interventions may seem small in the beginning. However, they have the potential to become agents who will spread their changed views, promoting empathy within their own sector of society.
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