Social Minority Policies

Masters
Essay
Sociology
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Download 0
Across the globe in recent years, political movements advancing the plight of social minorities in divided societies have gathered momentum, demanding both recognition and response from states that are all too often run by the social majority. Most of the social minority groups in such states display the same syndromes: abject poverty, social exclusion, and negligible social mobility…

Introduction

Through the years however, the intensity by which the political struggle of minority groups has been carried out, particularly in Northern Ireland, has necessitated the recognition by many states of social minority issues as distinct from the general human rights movement. The escalation of tensions between minority groups and the dominant majority in the past years, in some places culminating in violent secessionist struggles and a backlash of genocidal assaults by the dominant sector, further heightened national and global interest on the issue of minority rights. (UNOHCHR: 1998)
Heightened interest in addressing the concerns and welfare of social minority groups has thus prompted the construction of social policies meant to alleviate the plight of the social minority. This paper advances the position that the formulation of social policies for the welfare of these minorities must take into consideration the existing relationships between these minority groups and the larger society wherein they are situated. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Prejudice and discrimination
The American disability act of 1990 was the apex of championing for people with disabilities. This prohibited against discrimination of people with disability, and also meditates access to all public and private accommodations. Sylvia recalls a vocal Mr. Justin Dart Jr, who championed for this act and rights for people with disability as a whole. She is enthusiastic about section 504 of the…
Do existing social policies and social services in HK discriminate against new arrivals from Minland China?
Moreover, the government discouraged the charity and religious organizations from funding social service in Hong Kong. Individualism and post-structuralism The present state of culture is uneven. The struggle for control and resources has caused the social culture to develop unnecessary rivalry. Political neutrality has been breached in Hong Kong especially after the hand over by the British. The…
Minority report
Introduction The demographers identify the minority elderly people as members of four non- European populations who comprise of African America, Native Americans, Hispanic, and the Asian/Pacific Islander. Ideally, the elderly people contribute to a wider population in the US and the 1990 US census estimated that 3.6 million people fell under the age bracket of 65 and above (Scharlach, 2002). This…
Social Minority Policies
Through the years however, the intensity by which the political struggle of minority groups has been carried out, particularly in Northern Ireland, has necessitated the recognition by many states of social minority issues as distinct from the general human rights movement. The escalation of tensions between minority groups and the dominant majority in the past years, in some places culminating in…
Asian and Ethnic Minority Women in UK
This paper looks at how racism, prejudice, suppression, and psychiatric diagnostic processes develop stress that leads to the onset or the persistence of mental illness in black women. While 'black' is a term associated with non-whites, the focus of the study here will be from the experiences of women from African-Caribbean origin.…
Minority Media
The word, "Minority" itself has its base originating from social fragmentation. Obviously, the channels associated with minority shall be focusing on division of the society. Before going into the actual topic of whether minority media fuels social fragmentation, it is worth focusing on the points such as the need for minority media, the existing situations in UK and a few other points.…
Multicultural Policies and Social Segregation
No one group is taken to be superior to the other. The government does not force people to adhere to one universal religion or culture.…