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  Ethnic group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An ethnic group is a culture or subculture whose members are readily distinguishable by outsiders based on traits originating from a common racial, national, linguistic, or religious source.
Members of an ethnic group are often presumed to be culturally or biologically similar, although this is not in fact necessarily the case.
Ethnic groups share a common origin, and exhibit a continuity in time, that is, a history and a future as a people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethnic   (859 words)

 Ethnic group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
An ethnic group is a group of people who identify with one another, or are so identified by others, on the basis of a boundary that distinguishes them from other groups.
Because of this boundary, members of an ethnic group are often presumed to be culturally or biologically similar, although this is not in fact necessarily the case.
Another characteristic of ethnic groups is continuity in time, that is, a history and a future as a people.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ethnic   (976 words)

 Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide
Ethnic Cleansing: The elimination of an unwanted group from a society, as by genocide or forced migration.
Ethnic cleansing has been defined as "the elimination of an unwanted group from society, as by genocide or forced migration." This definition is inherently broader than that of genocide alone, and thereby encompasses mass killings and forced removals in far greater number and scope.
Ethnic cleansing, then, may involve death or displacement, or any combination thereof, where a population is identified for removal from an area.
www.munfw.org /archive/50th/4th1.htm   (1906 words)

 Lethal Ethnic Riots: Lessons from India and Beyond: Special Reports: Publications: U.S. Institute of Peace
He defined ethnic riots as intense, sudden, but not necessarily wholly unplanned, lethal attacks on the civilian members of one ethnic group by civilian members of another ethnic group, with the victims chosen because of their group membership.
Deadly ethnic riots, according to Horowitz, are characterized by a mixture of hyper-vigilance and circumspection.
In choosing victims, the crowd does not care whether the member of the hated ethnic group is a good person or not, just that he or she is a member of the targeted ethnic group.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/sr101.html   (6503 words)

Required ethnic studies courses may be substituted by other appropriate courses on a case by case basis, if requested by the student in advance and in writing, and with the approval of the student's faculty advisor, as well as that of the department chair.
Ethnic studies faculty will also recruit and employ whenever possible such students as graders and teaching assistants in large undergraduate courses, with the intention of providing experience in all aspects of classroom instruction, including syllabus design, design of assignments, grading, and issues of pedagogy vis-a-vis course content.
Ethnic studies faculty will mentor such graduate students in the area of writing for publication, and seek to facilitate publication opportunities in journals focusing on "ethnicity and race." After successful completion of graduate studies, faculty will assist graduates with their employment goals.
www.colorado.edu /UCB/StudentAffairs/sacs/catalog98-99/arts/ETHNIC_STUDIES.html   (788 words)

 Moldova Ethnic Composition - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
One of Moldova's characteristic traits is its ethnic diversity.
Ethnic Romanians made up a sizable proportion of the urban population in 1989 (about half the population of Chisinau, for example), as well as a large proportion of the rural population (80 percent), but only 23 percent of the ethnic Romanians lived in the republic's ten largest cities.
Their ethnic origin is complex and still debated by scholars, but it is agreed that they migrated to Bessarabia from Bulgaria in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
www.photius.com /countries/moldova/society/moldova_society_ethnic_composition.html   (941 words)

 Ethnic Cleansing: Encyclopedia Article
Ethnic cleansing is a sub-type of population cleansing, one that involves the forcible removal of members of an ethnic group from a particular locality.
Many of the underlying factors associated with ethnic cleansings are common to the motivational, etiological and interactive contexts of other types of cleansings, as in those where the demarcation lines are drawn on the basis of religion, culture or nationality.
Ethnic and other population cleansings are likely to persist for as long as such social fissures constitute significant sources of personal and group identity.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /genocide/ethnic_cleansing.htm   (1586 words)

 Amigos - Ethnic Identity
Ethnic identification is defined as a real awareness of self within a specific group, which is followed by a great sense of respect and pride, and it constitutes a base for the development of a healthy self-concept.
Ethnic identity is an identity that develops from within, instead of an image that is impose by society stereotypes.
The individual's self-identity and ethnic identity have been demonstrated in the literature to be highly influential on one's behavior and thus to be directly related to the personality and state of mental health.
edweb.sdsu.edu /people/CGuanipa/ethnic.htm   (1854 words)

 ethnic - yourDictionary.com - American Heritage Dictionary
A member of a particular ethnic group, especially one who maintains the language or customs of the group.
The noun ethnic in this sense or the related sense "heathen" is not recorded after 1728, although the related adjective sense is still used.
After this broadening the noun sense "a member of a particular ethnic group," first recorded in 1945, came into existence.
www.yourdictionary.com /ahd/e/e0228800.html   (273 words)

 ProQuest :: Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW) is a comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
The titles in Ethnic NewsWatch represent the diversity of the American population in ways that are not seen in the mainstream media.
As a general reference collection, Ethnic NewsWatch is a valuable resource for many subject areas ranging from the more focused ethnic area studies to other subject areas that are well served by the Ethnic NewsWatch database.
www.proquest.com /products/pd-product-ethnic-newswatch.shtml   (377 words)

 The New York Times, November 1, 1987, In Yugoslavia, Rising Ethnic Strife Brings Fears of Worse Civil Conflict, By ...
The current hostilities pit separatist-minded ethnic Albanians against the various Slavic populations of Yugoslavia and occur at all levels of society, from the highest officials to the humblest peasants.
Ethnic Albanians comprise the fastest growing nationality in Yugoslavia and are expected soon to become its third largest, after the Serbs and Croats.
Coming three weeks after the ethnic Albanian draftee, Aziz Kelmendi, had slaughtered his Slavic comrades in the barracks at Paracin, the speech struck fear in thousands of families whose sons were about to start their mandatory year of military service.
www.mi.sanu.ac.yu /nato/mess16.htm   (1398 words)

 Chinese Ethnic Minorities
The largest group, the Han, make up over 92% of China's vast population, and it is the elements of Han civilization that world considers "Chinese culture." Yet, the 55 ethnic minorities, nestled away on China's vast frontiers, maintain their own rich traditions and customs, and all are part of Chinese culture.
Even though the modern concept of 56 ethnic groups is often considered an arbitrary and conservative summary of the hundreds of diverse peoples in China, it pales in comparison to the simplicity by which the ancient Han people distinguished their nomadic neighbors.
Although over 400 minority groups answered a call to register, studies found that there was a lot of overlapping, and a significant number of groups that claimed to be separate were actually the same with different names.
www.c-c-c.org /chineseculture/minority/minority.html   (702 words)

 VDARE.com: 10/03/04 - Where Dawkins Fears To Tread: Ethnic Nepotism And The Reality Of Race
But perhaps the most interesting is the most fundamental: the theory of "ethnic nepotism." This explains the tendency of humans to favor members of their own racial group by postulating that all animals evolve toward being more altruistic toward kin in order to propagate more copies of their common genes.
The term "ethnic nepotism" was introduced in the 1981 book The Ethnic Phenomenon by Pierre L. van den Berghe, a white sociologist born in the old Belgian colony of the Congo.
So, the genetic basis for ethnic nepotism with each racial group is roughly as strong on average as the etymologically classic case of nepotism among close kin—the uncle-nephew bond.
www.vdare.com /sailer/nepotism.htm   (1755 words)

The Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations is the major academic body in the UK for research and teaching on matters concerning racism, migration and ethnic relations in Europe.
Encourages research on ethnic, race and minority relations; evaluates policies and exploree strategies aimed at eradicating racial discrimination and unequal treatment based on ethnicity; and provides a forum for discussion and dissemination of research in these fields.
Ethnic and cultural diversity is a fact which can and should enrich social life in all parts of the world.
www2.hawaii.edu /~fredr/6-eth5a.htm   (2068 words)

 ethnic. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Being a member of a particular ethnic group, especially belonging to a national group by heritage or culture but residing outside its national boundaries: ethnic Hungarians living in northern Serbia.
See s(w)e- in Appendix I. When it is said in a Middle English text written before 1400 that a part of a temple fell down and “mad a gret distruccione of ethnykis,” one wonders why ethnics were singled out for death.
The word ethnic in this context, however, means “gentile,” coming as it does from the Greek adjective ethnikos, meaning “national, foreign, gentile.” The adjective is derived from the noun ethnos, “people, nation, foreign people,” that in the plural phrase ta ethn
www.bartleby.com /61/88/E0228800.html   (355 words)

 Macedonia News - Stabilizing Relations Between Ethnic Macedonians by Victor Bivell
The relationship between ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia has been a source of concern for many years, but it is unlikely to be resolved by ad hoc or piecemeal concessions by either side.
One option is to nominate a target: for example a long term target of returning the ethnic Albanian proportion to its 1971 level of 13 per cent, or perhaps more acceptably, a target of returning the ethnic Macedonian proportion of the total population to its 1961 level of 71.2 per cent.
For ethnic Macedonians, it will guarantee that they will preserve their only homeland, demonstrate the bona fides of the ethnic Albanians in Macedonia, and create a safe climate in which human rights can advance for all citizens.
www.maknews.com /html/articles/bivell/bivell.html   (1833 words)

 California Newsreel - ETHNIC NOTIONS
Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-fl prejudice.
Ethnic Notions situates each stereotype historically in white society's shifting needs to justify racist oppression from slavery to the present day.
Ethnic Notions has quickly become a mainstay of university, high school, and public library collections.
www.newsreel.org /films/ethnicno.htm   (474 words)

 CSUS Ethnic Studies Dept   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Ethnic Studies faculty thanked CSUS alumni at Hong Kong and started the first CSUS alumni meeting group.
In Spring 2002, Ethnic Studies, Hiram Johnson High School and Healthy Start have teamed up to create a mutually beneficial, collaborative relation between a university academic department and a diverse local community.
The initial project will be an ethnic studies course for ninth grade high school students, which currently has an enrollment of over 100 students.
www.csus.edu /ethn   (296 words)

 ethnic costumes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Other ethnic costumes are mostly worn for ethnic events based on the ethnic costumes of the various costumes from which emmigrants came.
The Han people of China proper are the dominate ethnic group, but they are a large number of national and ethnic minorities with destinctive cultural and religious experiences.
The consideration of ethnic dress is somewhat complicated because many regions of the former Soviet Union and Tsarist Russia have noe separated from Russia and formed 15 independent countries.
histclo.hispeed.com /style/ethnic/ethnic.html   (1764 words)

 Ethnic Minority Brochures Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Handbook for Increasing Ethnic Minority Participation In State Psychological Associations and APA Divisions The purpose of this handbook is to encourage the creativity and goodwill that must accompany any effort to increase ethnic minority representation and participation.
This brochure was developed to empower ethnic minority consumers of psychological services and to inform psychological researchers and trainers as well as funders and providers of psychological services.
Visions and Transformation: The Final Report of the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment and Retention in Psychology In this report of its findings and efforts, the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training, identifies critical components of individual and institutional behaviors that hinder and promote increased participation of ethnic minorities in psychology.
www.apa.org /pi/oema/publications/pubs_brochures.html   (1866 words)

 Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth Century Europe; ; Edited by Steven Bela Vardy and T. Hunt Tooley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This volume is the result of the conference on Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth Century Europe held at Duquesne University in November 2000.
The volume encompasses a rich array of case studies, behaviors, origins and patterns, addressing such topics as "redrawing the ethnic map" in North America from 1536 to 1946, the twentieth century's first genocide (Armenia 1915-16), ethnic cleansing in World War II and its aftermath, or recent developments in Kosovo.
Ethnic Cleansing and the Carpathian-Germans of Slovakia, by Andreas Roland Wesserle
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/088033/0880339950.HTM   (897 words)

 Chicago's Ethnic Grocery Stores
Chicago is a city of ethnic neighborhoods and the people place great emphasis on maintaining the food patterns of their culture of origin.
Chicago is often referred to as the city of neighborhoods, and along with our neighborhoods come the grocery stores, bakeries, delis and markets that nurture and nourish the many ethnic food cultures we have.
The market for ethnic ingredients is exploding and offering to all of us an invitation into many food stores of the world.
www.sallys-place.com /travel/n_america/eus_chicago_stores.htm   (1171 words)

 CHILDREN'S LABOR IN ETHNIC BUSINESSES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Although they are rarely referred to in studies of ethnic businesses, children can provide valuable sources of labor and support in immigrant families running ethnic businesses.
Therefore, in order to gain a full understanding of the nature and terms of young peoples' labour in ethnic businesses, it is necessary to explore the intersections of family relationships and obligations, work strategies, and senses of cultural identity, against the background of their families' experiences of migration and ethnic minority status.
Family involvement in ethnic businesses cannot be assumed to be automatically available or unproblematic, for there may be social costs entailed in their labor participation.
www.ssc.msu.edu /~intermig/wom/v4no2/song4_2.htm   (1042 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Ethnic Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Ethnic Newswatch - Full text collection of newspapers, magazines, and journals from the ethnic, minority, and native press.
Ethnic Studies at USC - A virtual library of resources maintained by the Doheny Reference Center at the University of Southern California.
H-Ethnic: Ethnic and Immigration History - H-Net discussion group dedicated to the scholarly discussion of ethnic history, immigration and emigration studies.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Ethnic_Studies   (481 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Brewing Ethnic Tension Causing Worry in South Kyrgyzstan
In all, 78 percent of the respondents said that the Uzbek language should be given the status of an official state language.
Local observers suggest that the perceived and real discrimination among ethnic groups, scarce resources and ineffective local administration are aggravating ethnic relations.
Moreover, some local sources say that representation of ethnic minorities in regional and local administrations has decreased drastically since 1990 and that increasing poverty makes the lack of representation increasingly dangerous.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav111802.shtml   (1005 words)

 SLU Prof Writes For Race-Ethnic Studies Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Kling is the author of an entry titled "Double-Consciousness." According to Routledge, Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Relations "has been assembled by a team of international scholars led by Cashmore to provide an authoritative, single-volume reference work on all aspects of race and ethnic studies.
The entries range from succinct 400-word definitions to in-depth 2,000-word essays to provide comprehensive coverage of: all the key terms, concepts and debates; important figures, both historical and contemporary; landmark cases; and historical events.
It should become a key resource for scholars and students of race and ethnic studies, as well as a handy reference for journalists and others working in the field." Kling is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he also earned a Master of Social Work degree.
www.stlawu.org /news/klingbook.html   (316 words)

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