Tag Archives: Ethnic Minority

Cultural Shifts for Korean Ethnic Group

Within China there are fifty-five recognized ethnic minority groups. These groups today feel pressure to integrate into modern society. Most groups try to retain their traditions, but in order to make a living, most are forced to give up on their traditional lifestyles and focus on the attraction of tourism. This shift in lifestyles is […]

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History of the Yazidi (Abstract)

The official origin of the Yazidis is still unclear because there are no written documents therefore there are a few ideas from different scholars as well as different Yazidi communities across the Iraqi region as to when/how they came to be. However, the Yazidis originated in Syria, in the vicinity of Basra, and later migrated into […]

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The Kurds of Turkey

The place of Kurdistan is a geo-cultural outcome of the Kurdish separatist movement existing in the Middle East. Kurdish identity groups number 30-40 million in total and live in the states of Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. The Kurd’s make-up the world’s largest group without a state because of continuous marginalization and persecution throughout history. […]

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Kurds’ Fight to become Kurdistan

The Separatists Movement I chose to discuss is the Kurd’s fight to become Kurdistan, separate from Turkey. I am currently in the COR-330 class Minority Report with Ken Wade, and it has repeatedly shined a light on the inherently violent conflict between the two groups. After researching the conflict I have come down to a […]

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Kurdish-Turkish Conflict

Kurdish-Turkish Conflict The Kurds and Turks have been in conflict since the Ottoman Empire over two centuries ago. More recently however, the Kurds have been pushing for the creation of their own independent country called Kurdistan. In the mid 1970’s the Kurdistan Workers Party (the PKK) was founded by Abdullah Ocalan under the ideas of […]

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