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Volume Editor: Michael J. Meyer
Even though universities and colleges make a concerted effort to foster unity and worldwide acceptance of different ethnicities by including politically correct literature in their curriculums, their attempts to protect students from being exposed to texts that portray discrimination and exhibit racial insensitivity are futile and ill-advised.
Texts that contain biases based on otherness continue to be written and those produced in the past remain relevant and still demand the attention of an audience of reader. In order to see the full picture of the world in which they live, students must face even that which is uncomfortable and disturbing. To think otherwise is to create and academic environment that is totally idealistic and distorts the fact that ethnic discrimination has been a potent reality in every society in history and remains so today.
These studies in this volume allow readers to meet writers from the traditional American and European canon while also being exposed to third world writers whose work may be unfamiliar. They include memoirs of Holocaust survivors and even record the silencing of Italian women, Apartheid in South Africa and tribal conflict in Nigeria as well as transplanted Asian culture in Canada and the idolization of the black body in Japan. The collection permits a viewing of the ethnic ‘other’ not merely in a politically correct way in which one samples the differences and nods approvingly. Rather its intent is to offer opportunities for contemplative assessment of authorial motives and goals, thereby engendering a wealth of understanding based on active engagement rather than passive acceptance of the status quo.
Author: David Thang Moe

Taunggyi Conference. 33 In response to the legal demands of the Taunggyi Conference, U Nu invited political leaders from the Burmans and other ethnic leaders to discuss the issue of federalism and of finding a peaceful solution to the problem of ethnic discrimination. This meeting occurred on February 24

In: Exchange
Author: Olof Dahlbäck © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI: 10.1163/157181712X610479 Ethnic Discrimination in Reports of Offenders to the Police Olof Dahlbäck* Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden 1. Introduction 1.1. Problem and Purpose Are persons of foreign extraction

In: European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

inequality; ethnic discrimination; equal rights iNtRODUctiON 1 the Ürümchi riots of July 2009 and frantic media coverage which accompanied them brought the region of Xinjiang and its majority people, the Uyghurs, firmly beneath the gaze of the international community. Some were surprised that the riots

In: Inner Asia

. In a dissenting opinion, the minority argued that the 28-years rule amounted to indirect ethnic discrimination against foreign born Danish nationals. On the applicants’ request the case was referred to the Grand Chamber, which confirmed that the 28-years rule discriminated against the applicants on

In: European Journal of Migration and Law
Conflicts between Norms Regarding Ethnic Discrimination in the Dayton Peace Agreement
Author: Gro Nystuen
”Achieving peace or protecting human rights? Conflicts between norms regarding ethnic discrimination in the Dayton Peace Agreement” examines some of the legal issues pertaining to international settlements aiming at ending a war, finding political common ground between bitter enemies, and at the same time, protecting individual human rights. The author examines the Dayton Peace Agreement for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in particular the constitutional framework which on the one hand secures everyone’s human rights and protection from ethnic discrimination, but on the other hand sets up a political system which in fact discriminates on the basis of ethnicity. The author argues that it might have been consistent with international law (particularly the legal regimes of derogation and necessity) to agree on such a constitutional system at the time of the Dayton negotiations because the alternative was a high risk of continued war, but that a constitutional arrangement with clear human rights deficiencies should have been made temporary. The author points out that the ethnically-based constitutional system, for the time being, seems to prevail at the expense of the right to non-discrimination, and discusses various possibilities of altering this situation.
In: Minority Governance in and beyond Europe