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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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A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups - A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups Some battles go completely unknown, the Battle of Fallen Timbers is most likely one of those battles; to keep it from being one, explore your history horizons. Between August of 1794 and August of 1795, the Battle of Fallen Timbers occurred, and the Treaty of Greenville was signed (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”, History.com). The Battle of Fallen Timbers included the United States, Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware: Lennai Lenape, Indians (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”, History.com)....   [tags: Native AmericanS vs US, Northwestern territories]
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Healthcare Disparities Among Ethnic Groups - ... Non-Hispanics have better odds of getting preventive screenings, preventive shots and a usual place for care. On the other hand, non-Hispanics have higher odds for not getting prescriptions due to cost in past 12 months. Effect of socio demographics could be seen in the health care access among Hispanics. However, the effect of ethnicity is not fully erased as the disparities still exist in healthcare indicators after all the socio demographic controls. The odds for all the health care indicators else than the Pap smear test, over time were positive and significant for every additional year....   [tags: non-hispanics, cultural barriers] 698 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 Diverse Ethnic Groups of China - Bronze drums are the most noteworthy instrument of the Bouyei. They are used as a symbol of power to gather the crowds. Moreover, they are played in rituals and events, such as weddings and funerals, for special purposes. Bouyei houses are easily recognized because of the unique structure. They are usually made of solid stone with an empty ground floor for livestock keeping; while humans live on the upper floor. The Bouyei men all have excellent stonemasonry skills and good at creating elaborate patterned roofs on stone buildings....   [tags: clothes, customs, population] 2449 words
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Diversity: Racial and Ethnic Groups - Diversity is around us everywhere we look, some of us may not realize how important it is to be able to relate to others, even if they are different than us. Those who are different than us may have a different skin color, sexual preferences or speak a different language. The information from this class has shown me how different people can be. I have come to understand people a little better and perceive them differently now after the last nine weeks of class. I now understand that diversity is all around us....   [tags: native americans, christopher columbus, races]
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Ethnic Groups in England - Around the 1940's the black ethnic group came to England. Most of them had reasons like: · They needed workers to repair the damage parts of England after the Second World War. · Good jobs · Work as servant for rich merchant · Fought for the war · Education so that they make a good career · Better life · A land of good hopes Most of them came during the war to help the allies to fight and after the war most of them returned home but the rest of the black Caribbean stayed in England....   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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Ethnic Groups in Texas - Texas, being the second largest state in the United States, has a very large and ethnically varied population. Since 1850, Texas has had more of a population growth in every decade than that of the entire population of the United States. Texas' population is growing older as the people of the post World War II reach their middle ages. It's estimated that the people over the age of 64 in Texas will more than double by the year 2020 in Texas. Four out of every ten Texans are either African American or Hispanic with the remainder predominately white....   [tags: American Culture] 1250 words
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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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Portrayal of Different Ethnic Groups in the Media - Portrayal of Different Ethnic Groups in the Media During the course of looking at education, and ethnicity issues I became interested in how ethnic groups were portrayed in the media. Although I haven’t studied this before, I wanted to do something different, but still apply the fundamental theories which I have studied. I have noticed how there seems to be a trend with all areas involving ethnicity, and personally feel there is racism and under-representation of ethnic groups on television, and definitely inequalities in the press....   [tags: Papers] 1210 words
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Social Problems of Portland Remain Unresolved: Inability of Ethnic Groups to Fully Integrate - Social Problems of Portland Remain Unresolved; Inability of Ethnic Groups to Fully Integrate Entering the Courtyard Residence I had some presumptions of what we would experience with the older generations. As a result of my own experiences being part of a family composed of two different ethnic groups (white and Mexican), I have experienced many awkward moments with the older generations on my Father's side of the family who slip with racist remarks. Because of this, I had a hunch that we might encounter these moments at the Courtyard residence as well....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Health Care Services with Different Ethnic Groups - ... The household annual income ranges from 32,000-38,000 dollars per year. And certainly she doesn’t have a health insurance. She lives in a low socioeconomic area with her primary language is Spanish and very limited English. She has less than high school education level and low medical literacy. Regarding social organization, she values Hispanic culture which emphases the importance of the extended family. That means the family includes many people in their extended families, not only parents and siblings, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and godparents of the family’s children (Padilla & Villalobos, 2007)....   [tags: nurse, bias, patient, defects] 2050 words
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Ethnic Groups And Discrimination - As Michael Glazier, ed. 'The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America,' (1999), “Irish Americans are residents or citizens of the United States who claim Irish ancestry. Thirty-four million Americans--or roughly 15% of all Americans--report Irish ancestry, more than any other ancestry but German. The term Scotch- Irish (or Scots-Irish) is usually used to designate descendants of immigrants from Ulster whose ancestors originally came from Scotland. Some Scotch-Irish also consider themselves Irish-American....   [tags: Ethnicity Racism Discrimination] 921 words
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Ethnic Groups And Discrimination In American History - Most European emigrants left their homelands to escape political oppression, to seek the freedom to practice their religion, or to find opportunities denied them at home. Between 1620 and 1635, economic difficulties swept England. Many people could not find work it was getting harder to support their families. ( North American History) My ancestors were among the many boats that traveled from England to America in 1630, Anthony Emery was the first of our namesake to settle in America, behind him followed James who settled in Boston, Francis settled in Salem, and in 1638, Andrew Emery settled in Virginia....   [tags: Discrimination] 892 words
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Left or Right Who Has More Brain Power to Learn - brain is a very complex part of the body that has everything to do with daily life and the ability to learn. As many people do not understand there are two parts of the brain and each works completely different in how one will learn and retain information. Why is the brain such a complex system and has the ability to adapt to every situation. We are going to be looking at the Left and Right side of the Brain and how each hemisphere works from the time you are a child and starting to receive information and the brain as a whole....   [tags: brain, ethnic groups, indians]
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Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1896: Archduke Franz Ferdinand - ... Serbia refused to comply and Austria declared war. Europe's “long-smoldering feuds” had finally erupted into war. At this particular time, Europe was suffering from many problems. One of the reasons the assassination was so effective was because of the existing nationalism in Europe. In 1815, a treaty at the Congress of Vienna was signed that created an equal balance of power. Due to the strong surge of nationalism at the time, the divided states of Italy and Germany began to unite, leading to the Italian unification and the German Unification....   [tags: serbian nationalists, ethnic groups] 972 words
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Neighbourhood Contracts Effects on Social Progress - Introduction Cities are places of diversity: functional diversity and social diversity. The word diversity has become the new standard in the field of Architecture and planning. Considering the rapid flow of use and the globalized models of metropolis of contemporary world, cities are becoming borderless. The dynamics of population and the need for specialization unites people of different background. Being places of unity in diversity, cities are clear images out of the chaos of their elements....   [tags: multi-ethnic groups]
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The Baule and Their Art - With over one million people living between the Comoé and Bandama rivers identifying as such, the Baule represent one of the largest ethnic groups in Côte d'Ivoire (Figure One). Living in villages organically organized into compounds that center around family courtyards and open onto the communal gathering space, the Baule form independent communities of agriculturalists. They grow yams, maize, kola nuts and cocoa and supplement their diet with fish and pastoralism. A fairly egalitarian society, Baule social and political institutions consist of a centralized government headed by a king or chief who inherits his position according to matrilineal lines....   [tags: ethnic groups in Côte d'Ivoire]
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Teh Handicap of Definition by William Raspberry - A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” Paris Owens Essay2: Second Summary En112c.002 A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” In “The Handicap of Definition” William Raspberry emphasizes the stereotype of what it means to be Black. Raspberry uses many beliefs that has taken a toll on African Americans on the definition of being Black. Raspberry uses many comparisons to compare blacks to whites and other ethnics. He begins off by using basketball as an example....   [tags: ethnic groups]
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Scandinavia Traditions and Practices - Scandinavia is a vast region with many musical traditions and practices. Although Scandinavian music has very traditional roots, a large amount of modern music has also come out of this region; much of which was influenced by traditional music and practices of the Scandinavian people. Firstly, It’s important to note that Scandinavia is comprised of a variety of countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. Although these countries are in different geographical locations, they are similar in their cultures....   [tags: music, dancing, ethnic, groups] 1348 words
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Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups - Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups I believe that this is an important issue to consider as research has shown that whilst Afro-Caribbean males are at the very bottom in terms of achievement, West Indian females tend to do even better than white females at GCSE. Sociologists such as Cecil Wright link educational achievement with teacher racism and labelling whilst other sociologists such as Charlotte Brookes link it with cultural deprivation: issues concerned with ethnicity....   [tags: Papers] 791 words
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Diversity Training: Defining Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination - ... Some stereotypes may seem positive, but they are always negative. It is harmful when individuals are judged according to the perceived norms of their group instead of personal merit. (Elliott & Fleras, 1992). It’s very important for everyone to know and acknowledge that stereotyping is something that we all do, but that does not make it okay. Why are stereotypes that sound good, actually not good. Stereotypes set up expectations, standards, and assumptions that are unfair and untrue. When we group people under one statement (or stereotype) we are essentially ignoring all of the things that make each person unique....   [tags: diverse environment, racial, ethnic groups] 648 words
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Italian Culture and Society - ... There is basis on which the Italian culture can be viewed as a single group of people. That basis would be there diverse ways of living from all other cultures and their patriotism for their country. Some aspects of Italian culture may pertain to other cultures but the uniqueness of this exact culture give it its own ability to strive as just one group. With closely knit communities, families, old loyalties to hometowns, and a striving economy people of the Italian culture are a single group of people that have survived using the same techniques as their cultural ancestors before them....   [tags: diverse ethnic groups]
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A Brief Look at the Yoruba People - In Southwestern Nigeria there is an ethnic group of people known as the Yoruba. This culture is found in other areas of Africa such as Togo, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In these countries their group is known by different names such as Anago, Tsha, Ife and Aku (Yoruba Online). Through archaeological excavation in Oyo and Ife, it is thought that the Yoruba people originated between the years of 800 and 1000 AD from the Middle East (p. 13 Drewal, Henry John, John Pemberton, Rowland Abiodun, and Allen Wardwell.)....   [tags: Southwestern Nigeria ethnic groups] 1075 words
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The American Indians - Subculture Assignment The American Indians are also known as Native Americans who are present within the United States and comprise varying ethnic groups and tribes and hold distinctive attributes which makes them different from the white Americans who are present in the society of the United States. The immigration to the US started from the 15th century due to which the society of the United States was seen to be holding distinctive tribes and immigrants who formed groups in the US and started achieving recognition in the US society....   [tags: Native Americans, Ethnic Groups. Tribes]
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History of Anthropology in the United States - During the 20th century, anthropology has developed following influential people such as Boas. The four subfields existed for a long time as separate fields, but with the direction of examining human culture within the United States, it became important to be holistic. Each subfield contributed greatly as no one field can study the entire breadth or depth of culture and behavior. However, there are forces that are contributing to each field going in its own direction that can lead to a break-up in the future....   [tags: Ethnic Groups, Native Americans]
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Overview and History of the Sudan - Due to its large size and location, the Sudan is referred to as “The Heart of Africa.” This country has a rich history that is marred by constant war and religious oppression. The Sudan is located within a varied landscape and with a varied populace. Fundamentalist Muslims who pronounce freedom but practice religious oppression control the government of Sudan. Despite this, other religions exist in the Sudan, but this often leads to rebellion and armed conflict. The Sudan, a nation still budding from its first independence since the Empire of Kush, suffers from an oppressive religious government that condoned the murder of its citizens and contributed to the secession of South Sudan....   [tags: Ethnic Groups, Muslim Dictatorships]
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Genocide in Democratic Republic of Congo - Genocide is a calculated and analytically carnage of people who reside to a certain racial, political, and ethnic groups (Genocide). Genocide can occur and does occur in many places around the world. One of these places it takes place in is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since 1996 there has hardly been peace in Congo (Global Research). Over 6 million people had lost their lives in the DRC genocide and many woman had suffered from rape and are still undergo rape by rebels who use rape as their main weapon (World Relief)....   [tags: Racial, Political, Ethnic Groups, Africa, Congo]
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Anorexia Nervosa: Body Image and Internalization Issues Among People from Different Ethnic Groups - Description: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a distorted body image. The individual is severely underweight and thinks they are fat or has a fear of becoming fat (Comer, 2013). There are two types of anorexia. The first type is restricting-type anorexia. The individual restricts food intake to a dangerous degree. The second type is binge-eating/purging type anorexia. The individual purposely regurgitates after eating uses laxatives and/or diuretics (Comer, 2013). Females compose 90-95% of people suffering from anorexia nervosa (Comer, 2013)....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorders]
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How Important is Racism in the Educational Experience of Pupils in Britain from Minority Ethnic Groups? - How Important is Racism in the Educational Experience of Pupils in Britain from Minority Ethnic Groups What is racism. The Cambridge International dictionary of English describes it as "the belief that people's qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as the members of your own, which results in the other races being treated unfairly" From the reader (block 5 unit 4) 'race' was a term used in scientific literature in the eighteenth century to explain the differences between humans....   [tags: Papers] 827 words
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Assimilation Theory - What is the most important concept that you learned in this class. Write this for a reader who is unfamiliar with the concept. One of the most important concepts that I have learned from class is Assimilation Theory. This theory is based on the adaptation that a certain ethnic group goes through in order to fit in and survive in the new dominant society. For example, according to the book the United States in known to be a predominantly white cultural society, therefore many ethnic groups from all over who choose to come to the U.S often have to assimilate and adapt to the social and cultural norms....   [tags: Adaptation, Ethnic Groups]
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Get Along - Ever since the dawn of humanity, groups of people have gone to war with each other over a countless number of reasons. Some of these reasons are political, some are religious, and some are just for profit. It is unfortunate that in this day and age war still exists. One of the most provocative and longest lasting conflicts going on today is the conflict between the nation of Israel and the Palestinians. Even the duration of this conflict is controversial, with some saying it started 70 years ago and others saying it goes back 2,000 years....   [tags: ethnic groups, discrimination, argument]
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Cultural Sensitivity - Cultural sensitivity occurs when people recognize and are aware that each country or various ethnic groups of people have their own set of experiences, beliefs, values, and language that affect their perceptions toward life. Addressing Cultural sensitivity permits people to comprehend that there are differences between cultures. Furthermore, having awareness in the differences between cultures permits a culturally competent person to communicate effectively with others that are outside of one’s realm....   [tags: social issues, ethnic groups]
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Comparative Culture May Be of Value to International Business - To make comparative culture may be value into international business it can be issues in social stratification with rank some people more highly than others like dictates a person’ class, status and financial rewards within that culture. In business, this may entail ranking members of managerial groups more highly than production group members. For issues, the social stratification is determined by individual’s achievements and qualification, next the affiliation with or membership in certain groups and this two points or factors interact but the importance of one versus the other varies by business function and by culture....   [tags: ethnic and racial groups, social stratification]
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Unethical Advertising: False Claims That Misleads People - Advertisements became the most powerful tool companies use to create product awareness to audience through which they highlight the product or service benefits. Advertisements seen everywhere around us in magazines, TV channels, webpages and billboards in streets. Advertising is a way that companies and organizations use the media to market their products through to a mass audience. Companies now assign a significant amount of their budget for the advertising sector to drive the sales of their products and services....   [tags: ideal woman, ethnic groups, minorities]
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Everyday Life of an Anglo-Saxon Barbarian - Anglo-Saxons barbarians though they were always depicted that way. In most of England, the Anglo-Saxons lived with their animals in single-family homes, wooden buildings that were surrounded by a commercial court or a warm fire-lit chieftain’s hall. The Anglo-Saxons consisted of small units, each focused on the central figure of the king. Fame and success, and even survival were gained only through loyalty to the king, especially during war, and success was measured in gifts from the leader. The effectiveness of the king’s reign depended on his ability to inspire personal loyalty and thus keep the tribe unified....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis, ethnic groups of the past]
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The Severe Civil War in Syria - ... Also experts of the international organizations criticized rebels because they have disposed their military bases near the densely populated settlements. That’s why air attacks harm this settlements. Also Internationals oranizations have criticized position of Russia and China, who blocked decision of UN to judge policy of Syrian government. Starting from October 2011, Russian and Chinese side blocked already three such kind of documents. Of course, law enforcement bodies are asking world society to stop provision of arms in Syria....   [tags: caos, disorder, ethnic and religious groups] 1403 words
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Cultural Assimilation - Many people come to the United States for change. Change they think will be given to them the moment they step foot on U.S soil, which happens to be incorrect. There is a process to undergo before an individual is able to experience change. A process which occurs once they allow it to begin. Cultural assimilation is “a process by which members of an ethnic minority group lose cultural characteristics that distinguish them from the dominant cultural group or take on the cultural characteristics of another group” (medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com)....   [tags: United States, American society, ethnic groups]
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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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How Do Ethnic Boundries Affect Assimilation - Richard Alba and Victor Nee assert in Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration that the way in which we understand assimilation is changing. In their writing, they reshape the dated view of assimilation constitutive of “marked deficiencies”. (6) One of the ways in which Alba and Nee discuss assimilation is through discourse about ethnic boundaries. The question: what are ethnic boundaries and how do they fit into the discussion of assimilation?, is something that is considered in the book....   [tags: culture, groups, differences]
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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 - Introduction China is everywhere; it seems that vast amount of products have the label "made in China". Immersed in the overwhelming trend of globalization, China has already become the "world factory". Clothes are stitched in China, toys are made in China and electronic equipments are assembled in China. The world factory is manufacturing in a high speed to provide commodities worldwide with cheaper labor. China's rapid economic development over the past thirty years has become one of the economic wonders of the modern world (Guo & Zhang, 2010)....   [tags: world factory, china, multi-ethnic country]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Changes in China’s Ethnic Minorities - China is a Han-dominant multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural nation. China’s present government recognizes 56 official ethnic groups. Han is the majority group. The rest of the 55 are minorities, which are eligible for special policies such as subsidies for certain food, special consideration in national college entrance exams, and much more lenient birth control policies. According to the latest state census in 2010, 91.51% of the population was of the Han nationality, down slightly from 94% in 1953....   [tags: International Government ]
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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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Political Repression, Ethnic Conflict and Refugees - Every year, hundreds of thousands people are leaving their countries. Being different from normal immigrants, these people are actually forced to leave their homeland. The reasons vary but have one thing in common: they fear to go back. They are called refugees. The practice of granting asylum to people fleeing persecution in foreign lands is one of the earliest hallmarks of civilization. References to it have been found in texts written 3,500 years ago. According to the International Refugee Law, refugee refers to the people who outside his or her country of origin, unable or unwilling to avail him or herself of the protection of that country or to return there for fear of persecution becau...   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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An Ethnic Perspective on Beauty: School Essay - An Ethnic Perspective on Beauty “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a phrase that everyone has heard of at one point in his or her life. Walk by a cashier aisle in a supermarket and a there will be magazines shouting “How to lose 30 pounds in one month!” “Buff up with this weird new workout routine!”. “Fashion that’ll slim you down!” and the like. Is the concept of beauty and ugly really homogeneous, or does it vary. Is it just weight that’s considered. Exploring different ethnic groups prove that what one person thinks is beautiful may or may not be the same as the next person....   [tags: Culture, Society, Attractive] 951 words
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Exploring Ethnic Minority Psychology in America - Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is very important in today’s society. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues that have existed for several years. 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 for the 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, their size as well as various other things....   [tags: racism, diversity] 1960 words
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Ethic Groups in Afghanistan - Interestingly enough, many different ethnic groups can be found in Afghanistan. Some are from other countries and others have only Afghan routes. Discoveries show that Hazaras are one of the lowest and Pashtuns one of the highest powers in Afghan society. People would automatically assume that there were only one or two different ethnic groups, which live in Afghanistan. However, there appears to be a great variety of different peoples living in Afghan society. All together, fourteen different ethnicities can be discovered in Afghanistan....   [tags: Culture ]
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Inequality Among Minority Groups - A minority group is defined as “a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their lives than members of a dominant or majority group”(1). Most minority groups are defined by common characteristics such as distinguishing skin colors, language, and are commonly tight-knit and have high amounts of marriages within the group. Members of these groups fall victim to colonialism, the maintenance of power for the long term from one territory by another. Victims of these inequalities are often presented with less opportunities because of their false labels and unfair stereotypes....   [tags: women, power, rights] 1750 words
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Groups in a Society - Groups in a Society Groups are the essence of life in a society for the reason that everyone is born into one, such as to a mother and father. Your family, church congregation, faculty at a university, and sports teams whether professional or not are all examples of groups. In a general sense, " Groups are people who have something in common and who believe that what they have in common is significant." Societies are the largest and most difficult groups that are studied by social scientists....   [tags: Papers] 932 words
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The Four Main Types of Minority Groups - ... Members of a minority group often share a visible trait or characteristic that separates them from other groups. Skin color, language, unequal treatment, and involuntary membership are a few of the many characteristics of a minority group (Schaefer). There are four main types of minority groups; racial, ethnic, gender and religion. A racial minority group involves people who are classified according to their obvious physical characteristics, such as skin color. Ethnic minority groups include people who are segregated against on the basis of culture such as language or food....   [tags: Skin color, language, unequal treatment] 1343 words
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The Marginalization of Minority Groups in The Electoral System - The marginalization of minority groups in the electoral system impedes a comprehensive representation by further entrenching and aggravating ethnic division. The lack of minority representation in political-decision making has limited the ability of a true representative democracy to come into fruition. The inconsistency of elected assemblies mirroring the population has decreased the representation of ethnic minorities and deepened the racial and ethnic cleavages. Reforming the electoral system to accommodate proportional representation will not only enhance interethnic relations, but also ensure that racial, ethnic, and social diversity is reflected in national leadership....   [tags: Government] 1363 words
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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - For the purpose of this paper, I will define what the term Diversity means, and then I will concentrate on the diversity as a result of geographic origin or ethnic diversity. I will look at how ethnic diversity is managed generally and then how my employer, deals with the diverse ethnic groups in its organization and what it needs to improve on. The first usage of ethnicity is attributed to the American Sociologist David Riesman in 1953. The word ethnic, however, is much older. It is derived from the Greek word ethnos (which in turn derived from the word ethnicos), which originally meant heathen or pagan[1]....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]
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Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East - Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East Ethnic conflicts are well rooted in the world's history and perhaps inherent in human nature. This type of conflict is difficult to resolve as is evident in the situation in the Middle East. The ethnic conflict theory explains that it is not territory, politics, or economics that prevents the achievement of peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, instead, it is a deep-seated hatred of one another that neither group can overcome. The Camp David Summit in July 2000, the most recent attempt at fostering a lasting peace is a clear example of how ethnocentrism can prevents success....   [tags: Papers] 1673 words
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Prominent Languages are Affecting Minority Groups. - Economics and the media are changing the face of culture and languages. “As "globalization" increases, so does the loss of human languages. People find it easier to conduct business and communicate with those outside their own culture if they speak more widely used languages like Chinese, Hindi, English, Spanish or Russian.”(National Science Foundation) Commerce and culture has impacted speakers of minority languages and encouraged them to learn the most prominent dialect to avoid future consequences such as limited access to information....   [tags: China]
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care - There continues to be racial and ethnic disparities in the United States, and these problems need to be addressed since the rate of racial/ethnic populations in the country are steadily rising. According to the 2001 United States Census, “racial/ethnic minority populations are growing at such a fast rate that by 2050 more than 50% of the population will belong to a minority group” (Weech-Maldonado, Al-Amin, Nishimi, Salam, 2011). Race and ethnicity should not determine the levels of health care people receive....   [tags: Health Care Disparities]
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Voting by Ethnic Minorities in Britain - Voting by Ethnic Minorities in Britain The ethnic minorities in Britain are composed of many different people of different ethnic origins. Stereotypically, most people consider the ethnic minorities to either be Black or Asian and alienating these two groups from the rest of the society that makes up the ethnic minorities. The many other people, who could fall into this category, are people such as the Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jewish, Gypsies, Asylum Seekers and also those who are part of the European Union Enlargement and are legally entitled to work in the UK....   [tags: Papers] 1733 words
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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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