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  • Discrimination Known As The Group Justice
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    The Criminal Justice System, a system the British government set up to deal with the treatment of law-breakers, has three main goals to achieve social order, these are, (1) enforcing criminal law, (2) maintaining law and order in the society, and (3) helping victims. This may seem to be a well thought of system, but like any other organisation, there are flaws, and one of the major flaws is discrimination, and the bias that stems from discrimination. Discrimination on the basis of class, gender,...
  • Racial Group And Ethnic Conflict
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    Ethnicity- the identification of individuals with particular ethnic groups Ethnic groups are usually limited to minorities; groups that are smaller than the dominant group in their society. The composition of an ethnic group, different life-styles or different levels of income or education may distinguish individuals within the same ethnic group from one another. Ethnic groups- groups whose members share cultural traditions and values and a common language, and who distinguish themselves from ot...
  • Ethnic Issues
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    WHAT TO DO ABOUT ETHNIC CLEANSING BACKGROUND PAPER In 1994, unrest swept through the Maryland-sized African nation of Rwanda. Thousands of Hutu extremists launched a massive assault on the Tutsi, who traditionally make up Rwanda's upper class, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people (Night Rider most days). The United States immediately responded to this slaughter by turning the other way, denying that a problem existed until years after the genocide had ceased. In 1999, ethnic cleansin...
  • Means And Methods Of Ethnic Cleansing Policies
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    Ethnic Cleansing is a process in which an advancing army of one ethnic group expels civilians of other ethnic groups from towns and villages it conquers in order to create ethnically pure enclaves for members of their ethnic group. "Ethnic cleansing is a literal translation of the expression etnicko ciscenje in Serbo-Croatian / Croat o-Serbian. The origin of this term is difficult to establish. Mass media reports discussed the establishment of 'ethnically clean territories' in Kosovo after 1981....
  • Democracy And Ethnic Conflict
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    With democracy comes the idea of multi-ethnic societies with freedoms such as civil liberties, expression, speech and equality. This does mean though, that these multi-ethnic societies are a utopia, existing without conflicts and war. Ethnic differences are a major factor for tensions among people of a common land. Kosovo is a recent reminder to this very point. Kinship to the land is not as strong as ethnic differences, even in a democracy. Looking at two points of view from authors Cynthia Enl...
  • Cultures And Ethnic Backgrounds
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    With the commencement of the millennium one might think that what is known as the melting pot of the world would interact more smoothly than what is portrayed in the media. We have long lived in a society that is segregated, not because it has gone unopposed, but because no one wants to take on the responsibility of breaking the "Berlin Wall" of segregation. We have, however, come a long way from the kind of segregation that was imparted in our country's fledgling stages, slavery being the numbe...
  • Way A Minority Group
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    "Justice and Liberty for All" Generations of Americans have prided themselves on living in a country that promotes "justice and liberty for all". Unfortunately for many of us, this is far from the truth. Daily people experience the misfortune and hatred that goes along with being labeled a "minority". Today we " ll explore some of the terms and theories that define the minority status. Let's first start with defining the term minority. Obviously there are about as many definitions for the word a...
  • Different Ethnic Groups
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    Final Essay The second half of the twentieth century has seen many changes in political policies, the economy, religion, and technology. All of these have affected each other. The study of the history of humankind allows us to look back and learn from past accomplishments and mistakes. Although technology has allowed for incredible communication and reporting around the world, as individuals do we use this to our advantage and grow as better people? We continue to struggle with ingrained prejudi...
  • Conceptions Of Ethnic Identity
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    G. Carter Bentley's practice theory is a popular approach in understanding how ethnicity is constructed and ethnic identity is maintained. Here we shift from boundaries to focus on people's patterns of experiences, both objective and subjective. Bentley draws on Bordieu's concepts of 'habitus' and 'practice'. Bordieu argues that the objective conditions, mediated by systems of symbolic representations, generate in different persons dispositions to act in different ways (Bentley 1987: 28) Habitus...
  • Terms Race And Ethnicity
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    December 2004 Q A Describe some of the ways in which the terms 'race and ethnicity' are used in the social sciences Defining identity can be complex and therefore we have to investigate the factors involved that make us who we are and how we are seen by others, collectively or individually. Social scientists have to consider the key elements which shape identity, the importance of social structures and agency involved. The differences and / or similarities between us are the focus that categoriz...
  • Ethnic Attitudes In Canada Canadians
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    Is Multiculturalism Good For Canada Or Does Create More Cultural Divisions In Our Society Canada is a country of diversity. In addition to Aboriginal people and the founding British and French groups, there are a wide variety of ethnic groups represented in the Canadian population, including large numbers of German, Italian, Dutch, Ukrainian, Chinese, Black, and Indo-Pakistani people, among others. Close to 10% of the adult population of Canada are visible minorities, with this figure expected t...
  • Ghetto And The Urban Village
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    The ghetto and the urban village are two very distinct phenomena. They differ fundamentally both in their structure and in their function. In this essay I hope to outline the difficulties in distinguishing between them and then arrive at a functional definition of the two phenomena. Furthermore there have been a number of differing theoretical and methodological approaches to their analysis. Of these, I shall outline and contrast the humanist, marxist and quantitative approaches to the ghetto an...
  • Different Ethnic Groups
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    Prejudice is ignorance. People who have prejudices are raised to believe that they are normal and acceptable, and that most people different from them are not. Prejudice does not only apply to race or ethnicity. It can apply to background, sex, sexual preference, or nationality. Although people who have prejudices may think otherwise, not knowing that the definition of prejudice is a preconceived opinion may lead them into thinking that their beliefs are not wrong. It is, however, thinking ill o...
  • Ethnic Segregation And Assimilation
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    "spatial relations mirror the social relations of society" Robert E. Park (1926) "Ethnic residential segregation reflects larger processes of social change and economic development" Douglas Massey (1985). The term assimilation is widely used to describe the variety of processes which lead to a state of homogenization of society. A precise definition is very difficult to define and in the first section of this essay I hope to reach an acceptable general definition of assimilation. The second sect...
  • Impact Of Diversity On A Group Diversity
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    Impact of Diversity on a Group Diversity is omnipresent. Our group is comprised of five members and within this small group diversity is clearly visible. We have members of both sexes, ages varies from 22 to 28 years. Experience varies from nil to 7 years. We have people from India and Nepal and within India as varied as people from Jammu, Punjab, UP and Delhi. These all add up to a group diverse in gender, age, ethnicity, skills, values, personality and occupation. In our group we feel that the...
  • Similarities With My Classmates From Different Nationalities
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    ! ^0 Birds of a feather flock together.! +/- Most everyone knows this cliche. Animals are inclined to be with other animals based on commonality, and tend to exclude animals that have different appearances. This principle is also applied to people. In the United States, a country with a highly diverse population, a perfect unity is impossible. But, finding similarities regardless of skin color and language would narrow the racism gap. It is true that one ethnic group is different from another et...

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