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Links 1 through 7 of 7 by Latoya Peterson tagged minority

"The Dai park, with its wooden stilt homes, groomed palm trees and elephant statues, is part of an increasingly popular form of entertainment in China — the ethnic theme playground, where middle-class Han come to experience what they consider the most exotic elements of their vast nation. There is no comprehensive count of these Disneyland-like parks, but people in the industry say the number is growing, as are visitors. The Dai park, whose grounds encompass 333 actual Dai households, attracts a half-million tourists a year paying $15 each.

The parks are money-making ventures. But scholars say they also serve a political purpose — to reinforce the idea that the Chinese nation encompasses 55 fixed ethnic minorities and their territories, all ruled by the Han."

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"The court threw out Washington's law because its criminal-justice system is biased against minorities. The problem isn’t with disenfranchising prisoners, it’s with a state legal system that unfairly throws so many people of color in prison that their voting power is diluted."

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"An op-ed piece in the LA Times claims the "Declaration of Independence's vision endures." I can't argue with that. As specified in the Declaration, the threat of "merciless savages" has been a guiding force throughout US history."

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"The two presumptive nominees --Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) -- will discuss issues facing minorities in the U.S. The two-hour broadcast is a first in UNITY's history."

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"The Good For Her Sexual Health, Education & Pleasure Project (SHEPP) is a new not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide free pleasure based sexual health education workshops to youth and other marginalized communities."

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"The study highlights that in countries such as France and Spain, people are choosing to adopt healthy, white children from abroad rather than children in their own country who are mainly from ethnic minorities."

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"A majority of Canadians feel their country makes too many accommodations to visible minorities, according to a new poll."

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