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What are the Key Issues Facing Minorities and Indigenous Peoples?

This chapter begins with a case study of the Nukak Indians in Colombia, who are on the brink of total extinction. The land rights questions lies at the very heart of the entitlement and rights…

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Global Snapshots of Social Exclusion by Continent

This chapter addresses the experiences of indigenous peoples beyond the European and North American experiences, such as the San in Botswana whose lands have been taken over for diamond mines. Within…

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Tools to Overcome Structural Inequalities

Over time, many societies have come to the conclusion that mutually beneficial relationships can be forged with minorities using the ideas of reservations and quotas–which are problematic, but…

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Who Are Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

The distinctions between the concepts of minorities, indigenous peoples, and peoples are important because they are accompanied by a different range of entitlements. Minorities are non-dominant…

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If Rights are for All, Why Special Rights for Some?

International law protects the few from the tyranny of the majority because marginalized groups are further away from sites of power. While by law we are all equal, in actual practice there is a gap…

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