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Questions about categories of people with a relative disadvantage compared to those in dominant social groups.

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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. ...
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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 do the Rohingya call Rakhine State

Minorities often have place-names for their ancestral/home lands that may differ from that provided by the language of the majority population. For instance, Scottish Gaelic would refer to Scotland as ...
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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 ...