Sociology Index

Minority Problems - Abstracts

Minority Problems, Minority Group, Majority Group

Ethnic minority problems in the Niger Delta - Quaker-Dokubo, C. African Journal on Conflict Resolution. - Abstract: As a conceptual background typical types of minorities and typical sources of minority conflict are outlined. A historical overview is given of the problems Niger Delta minorities have been experiencing. Their grievances and demands are highlighted, and the responses of different Nigerian governments are discussed. As a conclusion a possible way forward is recommended, one which would take seriously the possibilities of decentralising and of creating a rewarding involvement for the impatient minorities before it is too late. - African Journals Online.

Changing Visions in Ethnic Relations - Leo Driedger
Abstract: Early studies focused on the relations between the dominant British and French charter groups, before Pierre Trudeau announced a policy of bilingualism and multiculturalism in 1971. A Royal Commission encouraged more research, where the focus of study turned from colonial to multicultural and multiethnic identity concerns, resulting in more open immigration policies.

More immigrants of multiple races, religions, and cultures arrived, which required expansion of the largely white European heritage tent. By the eighties and nineties, demographic diversity, prejudice, discrimination, segregation accelerated, around problems of racism and the need for more equality and rights. While studies in the twentieth century were focused much on power and social class, research in the twenty-first century will need to explore cultures, diversity, conflict and cooperation.

Judging Not Only by Color: Ethnicity, Nativity, and Neighborhood Attainment. Michael J. White, Brown University, Sharon Sassier, Ohio State University
Objective. We examine hypotheses derived from theories of structural assimilation and spatial mobility to study the residential attainment of white ethnics, blacks, Asians, and Hispanics in the United States. We examine how immigrant status, ethnicity, and individual and family characteristics predict socioeconomic neighborhood outcome.