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Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in Malaysia - ... One of the advertisers of executive rental houses in “cosmopolitan Claymore Hill” was reported to “accept all race” except Indians (Holmes and Shibani, para. 1-2). Other property gurus make it clear “that no Indians” and those from PRC or the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are free to rent a number of properties (Holmes and Shibani, para. 3). The tenant specifications that discriminate against potential Indian tenants are “not illegal under” the law in Singapore en though they receive criticism from members of the public (Holmes and Shibani, para....   [tags: Indian ethnic group] 1340 words
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Ethnic Identity - Teachers and administrators that strive to increase motivation and academic success in their students have to become of aware that their student body is becoming more diverse and so many aspects of the school’s culture must be changed. Many schools have alienated their students that come from different ethnic backgrounds by failing to make that connection between self-identity and school identity. There are many different strategies that can be implemented by school staff to make these changes and increase motivation and academic success in their students, but it comes with hard work and dedication....   [tags: Ethnic Essays]
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Everyday, Many Face the Issues They Have with Their Ethnic Identity - Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is the importance of society today. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, and various other things....   [tags: psychology, ethnic minorities, ethnicity]
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Ethnic Migrant Workers - ... At the same time, the inter-nation migration flow is also increasing. According to Guo & Zhang (2010), globalization has contributed to the widening gap between the northern and southern countries internationally; within China it has exacerbated the gap between China's east coast and western regions. Under this trend, it is understandable why so many migrant workers, especially rural-to-urban migration (Zhu and Blachford, 2012) and ethnic migration (Zhang & Yin, 2013), come to urban cities for a living....   [tags: world factory, china, multi-ethnic country]
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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity as an issue is new. It became an issue when three powerfully significant trends reached their own critical points at about the same time (Fernandez & Barr, 1993): The global market in which American corporations must now do business became intensely competitive. The makeup of the U.S. work force began changing dramatically, becoming more diverse. Individuals began to increasingly celebrate their differences and become less amenable to compromising what makes them unique. This inclination represents a marked departure from previous times when predispositions were to "fit in." To succeed in this highly competitive environment, managers must find ways to get the highest level of c...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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Eleanor Wilner's On Ethnic Definitions - "On Ethnic Definitions" is one of the shortest poems in Eleanor Wilner's anthology Reversing the Spell, but it is arguably one of the most powerful. In "Definitions," Wilner addresses issues of Jewish identity. As the title implies, she defines the Jewish people in ten lines. The nature of her definition is not immediately obvious, however. At first, readers unfamiliar with Jewish theology may believe that Wilner's definition is a bleak one that centers around death. It does at first appear that Wilner is saying that the very definition of the Jewish people is their death and burial, their destruction....   [tags: On Ethnic Definitions Essays ] 670 words
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Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide - Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide Does society truly stand to gain from what some might call a breaking of racial and ethnic barriers. When we as a society propose the overly-voiced concepts of 'embracing racial equality' and the 'dissolving of stereotypical values' in an effort to support societal efficiency, do we consider that perhaps these revolutionary ideals will hurt more than help us in the long run. The average individual, in an effort to function properly in the society to which he or she belongs, will follow that which society generally accepts as politically correct, as normal....   [tags: Racial Ethnic Race Racism Essays]
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Response to Movie Ethnic Notions - Response to Movie "Ethnic Notions" The movie 'Ethnic Notions' describes different ways in which African-Americans were presented during the 19th and 20th centuries. It traces and presents the evolution of the rooted stereotypes which have created prejudice towards African-Americans. This documentary movie is narrated to take the spectator back to the antebellum roots of African-American stereotypical names such as boy, girl, auntie, uncle, Sprinkling Sambo, Mammy Yams, the Salt and Pepper Shakers, etc....   [tags: ethnic Notions Film Movie Essays] 700 words
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Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing - Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing Here came Machiavelli, a political thinker of great renown, entering the Hall of the People. Surely, this was a chance to meet and question the man whom some historians call the “Old Nick.” After the publication of The Prince, Machiavelli was so hated that his name became synonymous with the Devil. Indeed, some of us call him a total pervert, a scandalous liar, an advocate of totalitarianism, the angel of death....   [tags: spanish, spain, world history, ethnic]
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What Are the Causes of Ethnic Conflict? - The causes of ethnic conflict cannot be generalised to fit all incidents, as the conflicts in Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland demonstrate. David Lake and Donald Rothchild’s argument that a group’s ‘collective fear of the future’ (41) is often the main cause of ethnic conflict remains the most successful framework through which to evaluate the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Fear of disappearing as an ethnic group was the main catalyst for Tamil violence, in response to Sinhalese political acts designed to limit Tamil involvement in business, economics and higher education....   [tags: ethnicity, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland]
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Ethnic Poverty and Inequality in the UK - Ethnic Poverty and inequality in the UK And ethnic group is a category of people (within social terms) who have a common culture, language religion and common norms and values. In Britain the main ethnicity is white however in the past 50 years Britain has become culturally diverse and now has a mix of diverse ethnic groups (sociologyencyclopedia 2009). More than half of people living in low-income households in London are from ethnic minorities. This is as a result of the high proportion of people from ethnic minorities in London who are in low income combined with the high proportion of the total population in London who are from ethnic minorities....   [tags: culture, norms, values]
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The Pros and Cons of Ethnic Identification - Many circumstances oblige people to move from their native country to a foreign one. From this movement of migration have emerged many ethnic groups. An ethnic group is a restraint number of persons living in a larger society and sharing the same distinct cultural heritage. Some people tend to bury their habits and accommodate to the new way of life. However others hold on to their identity and try to identify their race and maintain it. This enriches societies and makes them multi-racial. Therefore, every ethnic group is essential to complete the mosaic....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 907 words
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Ethnic Identity and Self Esteem - In a nation whose population is growing increasingly diverse and where minority groups continue to grow, it is unsurprising that ethic identity may play an important role in the mental health of individuals in the U.S. Though the constructs of ethnic identity vary across studies, the general consensus is self-identification within a specific ethnic group (i.e. Hispanic, Asian, etc.), inclusion within this group, and display of appropriate group traits. As a component of one’s identity, ethnic identity may be related to important aspects of mental health such as self-esteem....   [tags: minority groups on the US] 2376 words
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Ethnic Mexicans in the 20th Century - Given the social struggle of ethnic Mexicans in the United States, the 20th century turned to be pivotal in the social movements that would not only create opportunities but mobilize the ethnic Mexicans to push forward and make sure their voices where heard all throughout the century. They have used these means to incorporate into everyday life in the United States. Despite this they have struggled to achieve what in politics of the United States considers to be a ‘full citizenship’. Even though the US has dehumanized, criminalized, and subjugated ethnic-Mexicans, Social and Cultural Citizenships have changed the way of understanding politics of ethnic-Mexicans social movements because et...   [tags: Social Movements, United States]
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Identification of Ethnic Groups in Malaysia - ... The leader and the led are of different races and live separately from each other in separate communities. 4.There is no national consensus a set of values and a political culture that is shared by different communities. 5. The claim that society is certainly prone to conflict and therefore require external power to hold them together [6]. 3.0 Interaction between society As a result of the enactment of the British colonial "divide and rule" policy, the Malays, Chinese and Indians have never been integrated as a society where individual isolated communities broken into three different areas....   [tags: religion, culture, multiracial] 2481 words
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Ethnic Inequality in Health Care - The purpose of this essay is to firstly give an overview of the existence of inequalities of health related to ethnicity, by providing some evidence that ethnic inequality in health is a reality in the society and include definitions of keywords. Secondly, I will bring forward arguments for and against on the major sociological explanations (racial discrimination, arefact, access to and quality of care) for the existence of health inequalities related to ethnicity. Thirdly, I would also like to take the knowledge learnt for this topic and brief outline how this may help me in future nursing practice....   [tags: Health Care]
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Understanding the Ethnic Conflict in Burma - ... However, the route of the problem, is that fact that each religion lives in a certain area, and these areas do not get along with each other. This causes a lot of fighting, which is why this conflict has not found a resolution. There are approximately nine ethnic groups in Burma, they include: the Bamar, Shan, Kayin , Rakhine , Mon, Kayah, and Kachin. In order to understand what a country would be dealing with if they were to annex Burma, it is important to understand what each group stands for and which region they live in....   [tags: religion, muslims and shiats] 1105 words
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Continuing in the Field of Ethnic Studies - "It is better to die standing up than to live kneeling down.” Emiliana Zapata. It is easy to live life kneeling down, and it is frightening to take the initiative to act against many and to fight for the rights of our community. This quote constantly reminds me of why I need to go to graduate school and further my education in learning about oppressions. As a freshman at Cal-State Fullerton I began to ask my self where inequalities come from and what causes them, why does society use the term minorities and why minorities are oppress....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1059 words
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The Chimera of Ethnic Humour - Humour has always had the ability as long as anyone can remember to bring people together and unify them to become closer and better acquainted. As humour developed over time different categories of humour appeared. Ethnic humour is one of the categories that was created decades ago and continues to be widely used in present day comedy. The concept of ethnic, racial, and gender humour is as sensitive a subject today as it has ever been; and yet there has never been such a prolific quantity of this humour as there is in current day society....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine - Israel successfully fought off the pan-Arab army while other Israeli combatants terrorized and depopulated the countryside. Ilan Pappe termed the depopulation of Palestinians as “ethnic cleansing” but can this phrase be properly used when discussing the events of 1947-1948. To answer this question one must determine if there is a well-established definition of the phrase ‘ethnic cleansing’ and also establish that this was the intent of the Zionists, both initially and subsequently. This can be determined by examining Zionist policy and action previous to the U.N partition plan and after, which will demonstrate that the term is appropriately applied to the situation by Pappe....   [tags: Genocide]
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Ethnic Conflicts and Terrorism in Nigeria - Nigeria has had a long history of ethnic conflicts and cultural divides, leading to widespread distrust and unrest. Muslims make up the majority of the population, with Christians and indigenous people making up the remainder. Not only is there a religious divide but an ethnic divide between Yoruba, Hausa-Fulani, and the Igbo. There are constant struggles for power and influences. A portion of unrest rose in the form of the terrorist group Boko Haram. For the past four years this group has committed countless atrocities with a huge body count....   [tags: muslims, cultural divides, indigenous ]
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Ethnic Differences of Life Satisfaction - ETHNIC DIFFERENCES OF LIFE SATISFACTION: THE CASE OF KAZAKHSTAN Rudnyi Industrial Institute, Kazakhstan Life satisfaction has become a popular field of modern social science. Various definitions of life satisfaction can be classified in three groups: First, life satisfaction is often distinguished from happiness as being a cognitive measure that requires some evaluation. For instance, Veenhoven (1991) defined life satisfaction as the “degree to which an individual judges the overall quality of life-as-a-whole favourably” [7, pp.1–34]....   [tags: modern social science, quality of life]
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Ethnic Minorities and Elder Employment - ... This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants. The Senior Companion Program (SCP): SCP provides individuals who are at least 55 years of age, and living at or below 200% of the poverty income guideline, with meaningful volunteer opportunities in their community. SCP volunteers receive a non-taxable hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement and a meal on days volunteered, enabling them to serve at no cost. All volunteers receive 40 hours of training prior to their first assignment....   [tags: independence, dignity, program focus] 3106 words
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Race, Gender, and Ethnic Groups - In April 1992, when a mostly white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of a black motorist, thousands of people in Los Angeles, mainly young black and Latino males, joined in what has often been characterized as a race riot. In the summer of 2001, ethnic riots occurred on the streets of towns and cities in the north of England (Oldham, Leeds, Burnley, Bradford), involving young British Asian men and young White British men. More recently, in November 2005, riots emerged in Paris’ suburbs, sparked by the accidental deaths of two Muslim teenagers, and then spread to 300 French towns and cities....   [tags: Race]
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The Benefits of Co-Ethnic Enclaves - All participants who participated in this study found their current jobs, as well as previous work in coethnic workplaces, through networking. It was either through a friend or a family member. Other than two participants who were recently promoted supervisors, other participants received either minimum wage or lower than minimum wage when employed for cash. Woman (Hina) previous employed in a restaurant worked for $6 per hours. Literature also identified that workers who are recruited through informal means are subject to lower wages than those working in the mainstream labour market (Catanzarite and Aguilera 2002)....   [tags: employment, Canadian Studies]
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Ethnic Minority Prisoners in Britain - Prison can be a daunting and psychological challenge for anyone. Experiences can have lifelong effects and can often traumatise those incarcerated. However the experience minority ethnic prisoners face can be deemed diverse. They can become victims of discrimination, racism violence and harassment all on the basis of their race, skin colour, or nationality. Scott and Codd (2010, P. 70) note that ‘prisoners from certain believed culturally or biologically determined ‘racial groups’ are understood as being genetically, intellectually or socially inferior beings, thus contributing to their own poverty of life experiences and criminal identity'....   [tags: Race Relations in Prison]
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Examining Ethnic and Gender Influences - ... This non-normative crisis event was obviously impacted by the fact that everyone’s roles within the family were cleared. For example, my mother was in charge of the household. She cleaned, cooked and washed. She was also in charge of planning family days. My dad was the breadwinner of the household. So basically took care of the family’s financial stability. The tasks of my siblings and I were simply to attend school and make good grades .We also had minor chores around the house such as tossing the garbage and clean our rooms....   [tags: hispanic families, non-normative crisis ] 664 words
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Ethnic Conflicts in Nigeria - ... The intense ethnic conflicts that rocked Nigeria and South Africa have pushed them to develop constitutionally backed institutions for conflict management. In South Africa, the state has prevented further conflicts by developing multiple democratic approaches to create a foundation for peace and security. The new constitution crafted an impressive document aimed to heal the wounds of the past and to build a society based on social justice, basic human rights and rule of law. Furthermore, the constitution guarantees freedom of association, religion, languages and includes a bill of rights for all ethnic groups....   [tags: civilian leaders, democracy] 642 words
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Nationalism and Ethnic conflict - After Suharto ended his long dictatorial reign in 1998 there was a substantial increase in religious and ethnic conflict in Indonesia. Author Jacques Bertrand claims religious and ethnic conflict defined Indonesia’s national model. This resulted in three critical junctures during Suharto’s retirement of his sovereign rule. The three critical junctures defined Indonesia’s “terms of citizenship, and give meaning to the structure and procedures of an institution” (Bertrand, 20). When Suharto left as dictator, major political and social changes consumed Indonesia, which threatened the Indonesian realm....   [tags: Book Analysis, Indonesian Politics]
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The Choice: Ethnic Identity - A baby boy is born in a clinic within an impoverished village in Thailand. The mother, who had no immediate family and was unwed, deceased during childbirth, leaving her son an orphan. The baby was placed in foster care and soon adopted by an American couple. The couple then raises the boy in their home as their own. He grows up in a suburban neighborhood, learns English, attends public school, lives within an entirely American culture, and embraces it. He is aware that he comes from a different familial background and is of a different nationality than his parents, but he has made the choice to identify himself with the ethnicity that he has grown to love....   [tags: Physical Features, Cultural Desires]
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Racial and Ethnic Identity - The African, Mexican, and Native persons have all interacted with the Dominant American culture in some magnitude; consequently altering each different group’s racial and ethnic Identity. Throughout the semester, I have discovered that in much literature writers had an ideal perspective on their own identity as well as the identity that the dominant culture influenced them to have. While doing some research I wanted to see what would be a transitional time frame for a person to be un-conditioned of many negative symbolic meanings in regard to minorities and immigrants....   [tags: How it Feels to be Colored Me 2014]
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Minority Groups: Ethnic Minorities - In a world where society is mostly driven by our faults, family can be a relative term that brings it all back down to earth. Since societies can be extremely divided at times, it is important to have a back bone and a community that understand your own values, customs, and practices. It has been said that “minority group” families, which in Canada or the United States, could be considered anyone who isn’t Caucasian, are less stable in form and function than families who are a part of the general societal “majority”....   [tags: asians, blacks, religion, muslims]
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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination - Ethnic Groups and Discrimination According to the teaching of a young age my ancestry is of English descent. The surname Aycock comes from Anglo-Saxon origin. I was told by my grandmother that the original spelling of the family surname is Heycock. The earliest immigrants of my bloodline came from England aboard ships in the year 1682. Leaving England behind for economic, religious, and political reasons my ancestors set out to find new hope (V. Aycock, personal communication, 1976). Therefore, I am of the belief that my ethnic group both immigrated to and colonized the United States of America....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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Race and Ethnic Stratification - Sociological Theory Since the dawning of racism, human beings have passed judgment on each other based on race and ethnicity. The views of people based on their skin color, place of origin, or their cultural background have caused a stratification of men and women. We now have majority and minority groups, hate groups, ethnic enclaves, segregation, income differences, and have even experienced mass genocide in our world (Carl, 2011). All of these are direct effects of a persons race or ethnicity....   [tags: social theory, racism, cultural background]
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Ethnic Conflict in Afghanistan - In the past ten years the Afghan Government has been dealing with a number of issues that have caused problems for the country, problems such as illegal drug trade, terrorism and violence. But nowadays they are fighting a problem that has long existed between people, and quite recently has taken a whole new aspect to it. Ethnic conflict is the destructive factor that has caused problems between people for generations, often leading to fights, outbreak of violence and grudge between different ethnicities....   [tags: politics, afghan goverment. energy]
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Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide - Although exterminating a multiracial society is inhumane, many countries feel there are benefits to having a “pure society.” These extremist countries tend to perform socially and ethically unacceptable acts in order to enforce their personal opinions and beliefs on others. These “acts” are present in today’s society such as genocide and ethnic cleansing. For centuries there has been conflict between countries and not until after WWII was there anything official to neutralize the conflict: The United Nations (UN)....   [tags: crimes against humanity]
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Ethnic Conflicts: Anotated Bibliography - Annotated Bibliography Badru, P. (2010). Ethnic conflict and state formation in post-colonial Africa: A comparative study of ethnic genocide in the Congo, Liveria, Nigeria, and Rwanda-Burundi. Journal Of Third World Studies, 27(2), 149–169. The research article is a comparative study of genocide in Congo and its surrounding countries. It described Africa’s economic woes, political instability and war as the characteristics that encompassed the 20th century. The author believed that these characteristics led to authoritarian rule....   [tags: genocide, economics, sources]
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The Minangkabau Ethnic Group - ... They are the world’s largest matrilineal society.” (Shapiro. Par. 3) The women rule in marriage and family matters as well as in property customs, all of which takes up much of daily life. So, it can be said that women rule all of the Minangkabau society. The Minangkabau women encourage their males to migrate in search “seek experience, wealth, and commercial success, the women's group is responsible for maintaining the continuity of the family and the distribution and cultivation of the land.” (Kuchenbaecker....   [tags: Highlands of West Sumatra, Indonesia] 540 words
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Racial and Ethnic Tensions - Learning Assessment. I completed all chapter/assignments. I participated in the Collective activity as well as my M3 Written Assignment 1 - Analyzing a Historical Topic. My topic was Racial and Ethnic Tensions. Again I was astounded by what I learned verses what I thought to be true. I believed that ex-slaves had it the worst of this time. I came to find out that is was generally any minority had it bad. America was struggling over being able to define equality and freedom, to some that meant you were just no longer owned and to others it meant to have all the freedoms and rights of every man....   [tags: analyzing a historical topic]
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Ethnic Cleansing - Introduction This paper concerns the matter of ethnic cleansing, a relatively new concept. It was introduced in 1992, when Serbs removed non-Serbs from ‘their’ territory in the former republic of Yugoslavia. The following quote, derived from the Washington Post on the 5th of August 1992, denotes the introduction of the term: ‘The 20th century taught us that far-out political ideas can have fateful consequences. Our vocabulary has been enriched with new words to denote these political innovations....   [tags: yugoslavia, Fascism and Leninism, genocide]
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Ethnic and Racial Inequalities in the Justice System - Ethnic and Racial Inequalities in the Justice System There are many ethnic differences in each stage of the justice system. In order to be able to prove these it is important to break the system down, and evaluate it bit by bit, showing the possible signs of ethnic differences. Firstly Policing, Philips and Bowling (2007) have noted that in the 1970’s there have been many accusations of oppressive policing if minority ethnic communities. These have included mass stop and search operations, police violence and failure to respond to racist violence....   [tags: Racial Profiling] 564 words
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Ethnic Migrant Workers - Current situation of Migrant Worker Migration is a term used to describe the movement of populations from one place to another, boh by choice and under economic and political forces, especially between nation states; however recently, migration is also used to refer to the internal population movements within a single country (Guo and Zhang, 2010). Migrant workers constitute China's random and blind population flow (Zhang & Yin, 2013). There is increasing number of people seeking employment in new areas outside of their hometown....   [tags: Movement, Migration, Work Force]
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Ethnic Migrant Workers - Discussion and Analysis Urbanization and migration are responses to globalization, and globalization further acerbates urbanization and migration (Guo & Zhang, 2010). These processes are intertwined with each other. The social result of marketization is enormously complex, while both the social mobility and integration increase; social stratification also occurs (Zhu and Blachford, 2012). In the case of China's migrant workers, west to east trend and east to west trend, the Chinese cities are becoming more and more diverse, transforming from a single-ethnic city to a multi-ethnic city, in which process the increase of social mobility and integration is shown....   [tags: Urbanization, Mmigration, Globalization]
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Ethnic Migrant Workers - East to West--- Han migrant worker in the ethnic minority areas According to Guo and Zhang (2010), who state that "Internal migration is not new in China; in Chinese history, migration was often used as a strategy to populate and develop remote areas of China, especially northeast and northwest", the east to west migration has existed for a long time. Examples are provided as millions of migrants moved to the empty lands of northeast China from populous Shandong Province in 1949, so currently, a lot of people's grandparents in the Northeast part of China are from Shandong Province....   [tags: International Migration, Minority Areas]
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Ethnic Minorities and the Preservation of Culture in the U.S. - In the current landscape of culture in the U.S.A. many ethnic minorities find it difficult to give up their native languages to speak the English language, because they feel that they are losing a part of their culture. However, what they should realize is that by accepting the English language into their lives they are not losing a part of their culture, they are gaining a new identity for themselves and their culture. The most common reason for ethnic minorities’ fear of giving up their languages is fear that they are losing a part of their heritage and identity....   [tags: Minorities, Culture, USA, ] 910 words
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The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia - The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia I. Introduction The Korean Ethnic Church in Australia has two important roles as a responsible ambassador of Christ. Firstly, the church must take responsible concern for the ministry of 2nd generation Korean Christian for their needs of worship and pastoral care. Second responsibility with urgency is to formulate a functional Immigration Theology, with methodology of evangelism and pastoral care of ethnic churches. As a 2nd generation Korean-Japanese-Australian, the most serious concern I had was the future of Korean ethnic church in Australia, as I have witnessed numerous “silent exodus” of 2nd generation Christian youth from the Korean E...   [tags: Theology, Religion and Culture]
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Issues Regading the Rohingya Ethnic in Myanmar - BACKGROUND OF STUDY Nowadays, there are too many conflicts or issues that related to problems of the ethnics in some countries in the world. Many years ago the world was served with racial issues that occur in Africa which is the ‘Apartheid’ issues. Fortunately, this issue have been solved peacefully. However, these racial conflict still happened years after around the world and some of them are still cannot be solved yet. One of the issues is regarding the Rohingya ethnic in Myanmar. Before we proceed about the reasons or causes that brought to this ethnic issue and how the human security respond to this issue, let we introduce who is Rohingya first....   [tags: Muslim minority from Bangladesh]
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Nigeria: Ethnic Conflict - ... The past reveals the problems Nigeria has had for several decades, some of which have not disappeared but seem to get progressively worse. (CITATION) It has been establish that a country with abundant ethnicity does not mean that it is fated to be in conflict. Nigeria is not such country because it does have many various ethnicities, as well as other contributing factors such as a weak state. This can be traced back to the fact that the British constructed Nigeria with poor infrastructure. It has now been independent since 1960, but has had to face many problems....   [tags: oil exploitation, economic development]
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Ethnic Tensions Between the Serbians and Croatians - ... The Kingdom of Yugoslavia, formed after World War I, was very multiethnic, and as such, dependent on the political loyalties of the ethnicities. In this regard, seemingly harmless pro-ethnic groups could in actuality change the political landscape, effecting important changes. A nationalist political group, the Croatian Ustase, blended elements of Fascism with Catholic Fundamentalism to encourage the Croats against their perceived Serbian oppressors (“History”). In the interwar period, the Ustase never accepted the centralized, Serb-dominated Yugoslav state and campaigned for greater autonomy (“Kingdom”)....   [tags: yugoslavia, slavic people] 645 words
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History of Ethnic Relations in Afghanistan, An Outline - ... III. Body paragraph #2- Ethnic Division and Unity since 2001 Within the beginning of the 21st century, the discord within Afghanistan had been observed first and foremost as a possible cultural battle. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia seemed to be bankrolling a Pashtun takeover in the region simply by assisting the Taliban (Mujtaba, 2013). Then again, Iran, Russia, some Central Asian states and India backed the fundamentally non-Pashtun Northern Alliance, to avoid an entire Taliban triumph when the fundamentalist militia currently managed in excess of 90 % of Afghanistan’s area (Mujtaba, 2013)....   [tags: Pashai, Pashtuns, Aimaq] 1309 words
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Ethnic Variation among Cancer Patients - Ethnicity is a term used to distinguish individuals and classify them into groups based on cultural and occasionally physical characteristics. Ethnic groups vary in the degree to which they exhibit common ethnic factors from those who share no or little cultural traditions to those who share a wider range of factors such as cultural traditions, place of origin, ancestry, language, and religion. To clarify the misunderstanding between ethnic groups and ethnic minorities, ethnic groups vary in their size from those of a small number which called minorities to those of a large number which called majorities(Stillwell & Ham, 2009)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Security Dillemma & Ethnic Conflict - The security dilemma can be used explain and predict ethnic conflict within a given state. Posen’s argument is supported by the belief that the basic tenets of realism provide a clear view of the security dilemma and its relationship with ethnic conflict. I believe the security dilemma in general is largely based in realist theory, and therefore fails to view international relations fairly. I believe that liberalism offers important insight into dealing with conflict that Posen fails to address....   [tags: essays research papers] 646 words
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