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    What is an Ethnic Group? An ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. Unlike most other social groups, ethnicity is primarily an inherited status. After finding out what an ethnic group is, I started to think about how the United State is one big melting pot of ethnic groups. The one group that stand out the most to me would be Romanians. First, you have to know who is a Romanians. Romanians are

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    Ethnic Groups In Rwanda

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    In April to July of 1994, a populous ethnic group called the Hutu slaughtered at least 800,000 people in Rwanda, Africa. Rwanda was split into three ethnic groups: The Twa, the Hutu, and the Tutsi. Majority of the people of Rwanda were Hutu, and the minority were the Tutsi. Although the Tutsi were the minority, the overall rule of the Kingdom of Rwanda were Tutsi. When Belgium received control over Rwanda, they invented an identification system to the people. The people of Rwanda were each required

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    Ethnic Identity

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    different. Because of globalization, the study of ethnic identity has been focused in anthropology discourse. One important piece of individual’s identity is ethnic identity. Being difference from any other factors contributing to the self such as race or personality which are immutable, ethnic identity can be changed and modified not only by the agent himself but also by many external factors. This essay will firstly discuss about the notion of ethnic identity with its situational stance and why it

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    Although Hollywood appears to be introducing more ethnic characters to the big screen, the majority of these roles are being given to white actors who portray these characters based on stereotypes. It can paint a negative picture of minorities. According to Yellow Face, documentary video hosted on YouTube

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    of people were killed due to their religious beliefs. Millions of others were killed based ethnic background, too. Ethnicity was the main factor and motivation for discrimination in all societies. When a person is discriminated against, especially in situations like the Holocaust, there is little to do to get out of this problem. Social injustice is the ignorance against or mistreatment of a certain group of people. This is carried out by the majority of society and through social stereotypes. When

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    concept of “monopolistic closure” has been extremely influential in the analysis of ethnic relations in contemporary societies. Malesevic (2004) best describes Weber’s theory of monopolistic closure as a way of distinguishing between the open and closed relationships within society. Weber believed that ethnicity played a vital role in the identification of individuals as it was used as a device to distinguish between groups in modern society. However, through the works of Durkheim and Marx, it can be suggested

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    cultural difference is associated with an actual or commonly perceived ancestry, with language markers.” (Fenton, 1999) The problems of inequality within ethnic and racial groups has improved in the last number of years. However, we still live in a world filled with stereotypes

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    Canadian Mosaic Analysis

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    sense of belonging to their ethnic group. The feeling of belonging was greatest amongst first generation Canadians, who just came to Canada. Friends and family play a vital role in a new immigrant’s initial settlement in finding employment opportunities and housing. New immigrants who rely on friends and family from the same background also tend to be the same ones reporting a strong sense of belonging to their ethnic group. The sense of belonging to one’s ethnic group was measured by the individual’s

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    Film Study Questions: 1. It is natural to categorize things in our world. We use particular criteria to place things (even people) into groups. Categorizing things based on what we can see allows us to take short cuts and make predictions about how those things might behave, but why is this inappropriate when it comes to categorizing humans? Because while we are all the same on a genetic level, while we might look different we are all the same. 2. What are a few of the complex internal differences

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    so diverse; there is about 3,000 ethnic and linguistic group and about 54 countries in Africa. Within this African country, Nigeria happens to stand out because it is a multi-lingual country with about 520 ethnic group and diverse traditional religions and cultures. They major ethnic groups in Nigeria includes; Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and Edo (Naija.ng). But for the purposes of this article, the focus will be in the Igbo ethnic group of Nigeria. The Igbo ethnic group which is also a language

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    language is both a barrier and a way of demonstrating creative intelligence. Thus, code-switching for that ethnic

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    Asian Americans, an ethnic group mistreated by society from the beginning of their arrival in America up until now with no ending on the horizon. For many decades Asian Americans have lived their lives faced with prejudices and oppression and even racial discrimination by the American society. Many individuals in the Asian American communities are unaware or just ignore the fact that they are oppressed by the American society. Asian Americans, to a degree, even face racial segregation which is ever

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    In his article titled “Ethnic Minorities”, Author Harris Chaiklin began by defining ethnic minorities as a group of people who differ from the dominant group of the country in which they live. This difference may be due to race, nationality, religion, or culture. This differing identity held by the minority can be displayed in several different ways, ranging from distinctive customs, lifestyles, language, accent, manor of dress, their preference in food, attitudes, moral values, or even in their

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    of simple tolerance to support and celebrating the well-off dimensions of diversity limited within each individual. Diversity is a reality created by individuals and groups from a broad range of demographic and theoretical differences. It is tremendously important to bear and defend diversity because by valuing individuals and group with free from intolerance and by nurturing a climate where justice and communal esteem are essential. Diversity is supplementary than just acknowledging and tolerating

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    Family Identity Essay

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    Self-ideas about one’s own ethnic group membership is defined as ethnic identity, in other words ethnic identity is the grasp of personal and moral possession or participation in the ethnic group, and its correspondent understanding, merits and senses as well as feelings are far reaching consequences of that ownership. Ethnic identity is a vital realm of the self-concept (E.Bernal & P.Knight, 1993). Ethnic preferences and feelings, ethnic role behaviors, ethnic constancy and knowledge are five

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    comprised of racial and ethnic inequality, society as a whole has only transformed it’s exterior justifying it, not vanishing it completely. Underlying, sensitive issues still continue to exist today making this a prevalent concern in our society. One can see the ethnic residential segregation of different communities, and the ethnic stratification, meaning an institutionalized ethnic inequality among different ethnic groups. Bonilla Silva’s notion of colorblind racism validates the ethnic stratification

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    The similarities between China and Canada can be demonstrated through immigration, the ethnic minorities, folk customs, languages and religious diversity. One similarity between Canada and China is the immigration. Major cities both on Chinese and Canadian main land are attracting a growing of people from around the world. Canada has long been known as one of the world’s most welcoming

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    Downward Assimilation

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    vary from ethnic group to ethnic group. On the other hand,

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    As such, cultural diversity in the media has also become key for preserving and maintaining democracy through participation. When newspapers fail to give ethnic writers sufficient space for their works, their volume of writing in the newspaper decreases. This underrepresentation gives an unfair view of the actual representation of ethnic groups, causing them to believe that they are not democratically-important.

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    Multicultural Issues

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    for an immigrants group's actual culture but also for the history of group subordination (Gooding-Williams 1998). Different ethnic groups ask from state authorities to have special treatment, exemptions from generally applicable law and assistance to do different things than the majority of inhabitants do. Usually these are religious exemptions, amendments of state school books; funding minority language schools, facilitate ethnic associations and celebrations, representation in government bodies,

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