Finding The Middle Ground: The Practical And Theoretical Center Between Ethnic Ideal And Extreme Behaviors

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Dr.. Anatoly Isaenko, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This paper seeks to identify and describe the practical and theoretical middle ground between extreme ethnic prejudice that fuel acts such as pogrom and murder and the ready acceptance of individuals of every ethnicity in all aspects of life. Almost everyone in the industrialized world is aware of, and uncomfortable with, extreme expressions of ethnic prejudice and hatred that range from rape, imprisonment, and ethnic dislocation to concentration camps, ethnic cleansing, and murder. Examples such as Russian Imperial pogroms, Japanese actions against their conquered peoples, the Nazi Holocaust, South African Apartheid, the Rwandan genocide, and the various Yugoslavian horrors are well known. Far less well known, or understood, are the Russian Imperial categorizations of its native peoples; American actions against American Indians and Japanese Americans; Soviet actions against German-Russian citizens, Balts, Chechens, Ingushetians, and many others during World War II; the more recent Chinese move against the Tibetans; and the Turkish exploitations of minority populations.

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Isaenko, A. & Petschauer, P. (2001). "Finding the Middle Ground: The Practical and Theoretical Center Between Ethnic Ideal and Extreme Behaviors," Mind and Human Interaction, vol. 12 #1 (2001): 52-74/. NC Docks re-print permission granted by author(s).
Language: English
Date: 2001
ethnic prejudice, ethnic cleansing, extremism, dislocation, Imperialism, minority populations

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