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What caused the rise of antisemitism at US university campuses? [closed]

After the heinous massacre perpetrated by Hamas against Israelis on October 7, 2023, we saw a huge rise in attacks against Jews on US university campuses. Many student groups sided with Hamas ...
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Why should Modi (or India for that matter) be concerned about minority rights?

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama said that: the issue of the “protection of the Muslim minority in a majority-Hindu India” would be worth raising in Modi’s meeting with the US president, Joe Biden. ...
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How does the CCP insure fair ethnic representation within the CCP?

How does the CCP insure fair ethnic representation within the CCP? Representation at the Party Congress itself will not mean much in terms of actual authority. It remains to be seen how many and ...
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How many Ukrainian language schools were still open in Crimea in 2021 compared to 2013?

Russia often complains about the treatment of Russian minorities abroad, especially in Ukraine. But how did they treat the Ukrainian minority themselves? E.g. how many Ukrainian language schools are ...
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What caused a drastic reduction in the population of ethnic Tatars in the Russian Federation?

I compared the Russian census of 2010 to the recently released census of 2020/2021. Ethnic group 2010,#n by pop 2010,population 2021,population 2010..2021,pop change 2010..2021change, % Tatars 2 5,...
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Can Armenian Americans plausibly have a noticeable impact on the 2022 US midterm elections?

Turkish and Azerbaijani officials accused Pelosi of visiting Armenia and making statements there that would gather domestic support from the diaspora in view of the upcoming US elections. E.g. the MFA ...
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Do Muslim countries other than Pakistan officially protest when there are anti-Muslim riots in India? More so than "the West"?

As a companion to this question are there examples of official protests (or calls for investigations etc.) by Muslim countries other than Pakistan when anti-Muslim riots happen in India? Most ...
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How can a direct democracy, like Rojava, protect minorities from pure majoritarianism?

In representative democracy, often people can use the monopoly of violence for a good cause by enforcing protection of minorities that are enshrined in constitutions that can be violently imposed. ...
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What keeps a democracy from disestablishing itself?

Assume a democracy where every person can vote. Now, if there was a party to say: "If we win, next time only all men are allowed to vote plus all women with dark hair." Let's assume that ...
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Why is Biden losing the support of non-white American Democrats?

Recently, I've read an article on Reuters (emphasis mine): However, a growing number of Americans disapprove of Biden's leadership on the economy, gun violence and taxation, with the biggest decline ...
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Why do Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus frequently move across the borders but Indian Dalit Hindus don't?

There is a notion in the media that because of persecution, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Afghan Hindu/Sikh minorities migrate to India to seek Indian citizenship. Why Pakistani Hindus leave their ...
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Can the US police be replaced with minorities volunteer squads? [closed]

As long, as George Floyd killing reveals huge problems in the US police departments, discrimination and racism in the US police, some reform was started. But it isn't clear, would it change anything ...
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Do people in countries besides the US react negatively to "militarized police"?

A 2018 PNAS study concludes that militarized “special weapons and tactics” (SWAT) teams are more often deployed in communities of color, and—contrary to claims by police administrators—provide no ...
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What percent of counties that voted Democratic in 2016 are minority majority?

I stumbled across an image at https://ibb.co/GF5zPc4 that shows minority majority or majority minority counties as brown and the ones that almost had minority majority status as yellow. It also shows ...
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Did the Romanian president equate autonomy for the Székely with giving the area to Hungary in prior speeches?

I'm curious if Romanian president Iohannis has used such blunt language before today in describing autonomy proposals for the Székely (which he did reject before, but perhaps not using this kind of ...
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Can intentional foreign accent in a negative context be considered as xenophobia? [closed]

Today the Romanian president intentionally pronounced the name of its opposition party with Hungarian intonation and pronunciation. The message of his speech was that this opposition party sold ...
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Is the French public opinion more favorable to Muslims than to Jews?

It's been suggested in an answer to a related question that the French public opinion is more favorable to Muslims than to Jews (due in part to the larger presence of Muslims in France). I for one ...
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What is the purpose of democracy?

In many modern political debates democracy is often considered an unalloyed virtue: things are good because they are democratic. Things the people have voted for are good because they represent the &...
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How did the Asians vote in the "double digit" Asian-minority areas in the Brexit referendum?

I found two competing narratives on the Asian minorities vote in the Brexit referendum. The simple overall picture: Two thirds (67%) of those describing themselves as Asian voted to remain And ...
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Is there a more in-depth explanation why Asians in (Greater) London voted to leave the EU, breaking with the national trend for ethnic minorities?

A ward-level BBC analysis of the 2016 EU referendum pointed out these patterns of Asian vote in London, breaking with the national trend: White populations were generally more pro-Leave, and ethnic ...
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Does Ludovic Orban (the current Romanian PM) speak Hungarian?

According to Wikipedia, Ludovic Orban, the current PM of Romania (and who apparently has no relationship with Hungary's Viktor Orban), is of mixed Hungarian and Romanian ethnicity. Does Ludovic Orban ...
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Why is/was the National Liberal Party of Romania opposed to Catholic & Hungarian school when they support a German-minority president?

According to the only snippet on this I found in English, from March 20, 2018: The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) has admitted on Monday the PNL and PMP notification regarding the draft law ...
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Did Palestinians have an opportunity to assimilate into Kuwait society and culture before the Gulf War of 1990 to 1991?

Approximately 400,000 Palestinians lived in Kuwait before the Gulf War of 1990-1991. Did they have an opportunity to assimilate into Kuwait society and culture? That's simply a "yes" or "no" question,...
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What policies are used to prevent segregation in education today?

According to Wikipedia, desegregation busing is: Desegregation busing in the United States (also known as simply busing) is the practice of assigning and transporting students to schools so as to ...
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Legal restrictions on minority languages in media and the web

The draft law on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the national language adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on April 25 obliges all print media to have the Ukrainian version. According ...
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What is the rationale for Democrats attempting to exempt African-Americans from this Ohio abortion ban?

According to USA Today the Democratic Party attempted to pass a slew of amendments to Ohio Senate Bill 23, which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Most of them were pretty ...
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What word do the Rohingya people use to refer to the Rakhine State?

Minorities often have place-names for their ancestral/home lands that may differ from those provided by the language of the majority population. For instance, Scottish Gaelic would refer to Scotland ...
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Did any Muslim majority countries express an official position about the treatment of Muslims in China?

Members of the Arab League are well known for their boycott of Israel over their treatment of the Palestinians. They likewise frequently issue official statements whenever Muslims are mistreated in ...
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Why is there so little support for the Minority SafePack in Western European countries, despite them supposedly being pro-multiculturalism?

In many countries in Western Europe, there is often a rhetoric about how much multiculturalism and diversity is valued, and in the meantime countries in Eastern Europe are often labeled as being too ...
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Why does the US usually send African-American ambassadors to African countries?

A tweet by Graeme Wood said: Randomly selected example: observe how many African-American U.S. ambassadors are sent to "black" countries, how few to Europe: http://www.blackpast.org/african-...
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Does empirical evidence exist that suggests that African Americans and/or Latinos are more likely to be Republican if they are in the middle class?

While "poor", "middle class" and "upper class" can be defined differently (the US defines the poverty line 2 different ways by two different agencies) are there any studies that conclude in the US ...
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