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  • Strong Serbian Christian Military And Paramilitary Forces
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    What had its roots in the ancient ethnic conflict in the Balkans led to the major tragic events in our modern world. The dictatorship government in Serbia began an operation of ethnic cleansing in the region of Kosovo. Strong Serbian-Christian military and paramilitary forces invaded Kosovo as if they were fighting against an equally strengthened force. Once in Kosovo, they started a brutal slaughter of the weakest part of the population, the part that had nowhere to run and had no money. One of...
  • My Understanding Of Ethnicity And Race
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    Upon entering the class I was anxious, curious, and also oblivious to the ideas I would be encountering. Like other students who had not previously spent time discussing topics of race and ethnicity, I myself had nervous tendencies in assuming that such a class may not strengthen my understanding of ethnic and race relations. I realized I knew little about race or ethnicity, and even the possible similarities or differences. However, I welcomed the opportunity to further discover the possibiliti...
  • Maintenance Of Racial Harmony In Singapore
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    Hegemonic racism In his mapping of dominant racism, David Theo Goldberg (1990, p. xii) points out that racism has usually been considered "an a historical, unchanging social condition always presupposing claims about biological nature and inherent superiority or ability". Teen A. van Dijk (1993, p. 122) sees racism as a form of group dominance in terms of power abuse, or "self-interested control over and as a limitation of access to socially valued resources (residence, citizenship, housing, job...
  • 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...
  • Political And Economic Problems Present In Kyrgyzstan
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    Kyrgyzstan The collapse of the Soviet Union created 15 new states. These states over the last 5 years have all struggled with economic, ethnic, political and territorial problems left to them by the Soviet empire. Kyrgyzstan, is a former Soviet Republic (FSR) located in the Central Asia. This paper will give a statistical representation of the state, Kyrgyzstan. The statistical data will reflect the basic geography of the subject country containing population, size and location. This miniature r...
  • Full Of People Of Different Ethnicities
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    I. Identification- Introduction A. Ethnic Identification I was very disappointed when trying to discover some interesting facts on my heritage and ancestry. My background is very ordinary. As far as an ethnic group, I would definitely be considered as Caucasian American. I based this assumption on my complexion and my family heritage. My mothers family derived from Wells, and my fathers family settled here from Ireland. I was unfortunately unable to find much about my ancestors. B. Class identif...

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