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Ashley Devine M, R 2-3:50 Journal 4 Current Ethnic Conflicts Recent conflicts in Darfur, Sudan were described as genocide by the United States  government in 2005, although the fighting has been going on since early 2003.  The  Khartoum government is targeting their violence based and both differences in race and  ethnicity, although the racial groups that they are targeting are mostly socially  constructed, as they are in all societies today.  Darfur is made up of over 30 ethnic  groups.  All of these groups are Muslim, so religious conflict is not the source of violence  in this situation.     Unfortunately, the Sudanese government is fueling these attacks.  They choose  members of the ethnic groups who identify themselves as Arabs to be members of the  Janjaweed, which was formed in response to attacks the rebel groups launched on the  government.  They then arm and train these individuals to be members of the militia. 
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Na during the Fall '07 term at Carroll WI.

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