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The assignment is to write a journal.

Your weekly journal is expected to address the following questions  in relation to your own

understanding of the lecture:

1. What existing issue or important idea have you reflected on this week?

2. Why is this issue or idea important?

3. What action/s are you going to take to address this?

Your journals must present your own contribution/reflection/impression/understanding of what you have

learned during the lecture.

Think about it from the perspective of your own experience or how it relates to your

main field of study. For example, drawing on last week’s focus you could consider

ideas such as how economic trade or legal structures both support globalisation and

are a by-product of it.

Please write the journal entry based on the notes below if possible. Citations are not essential in journal

entries unless you are actively discussinga published thought/ paper. You should always acknowledge the

source of your information, whether concerning facts or arguments. Follow the APA style format


•Racism involved the belief that one social group is superior and another inferior – sometimes even sub-human
•Globalization has aggravated race relations, mainly resulting from mass migration (global people flows)
•Rapid influx can result in racism and xenophobia
•Particular problems have been faced in the US and Europe e.g. French riots
•Closely related to the idea of the nation-state
•Nation-states becoming more porous in globalization partly due to movements of ethnic groups (global people flows)
•Globalization as a threat to national identity?
•Globalization facilitating ethnicity through resistance to global pressures of homogenization?
•Nation-state responses to ethnic minorities vary and are continually developing
Racial and ethnic opression
–Belief in the inherent superiority of one racial group ad the inferiority of others
–Beliefs, attitudes, and prejudices that reject, exclude, and vilify groups made up of outsiders or foreigners
–Acts committed with the intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group
•Ethnic cleansing
–Forcibly removing people of another ethnic group