In the NEWS! Where, When, Who, What?
Rohingya Minority: Factfile • Muslim minorities who speak the ethnic Rohingya language – an Indo-European language associated with Bengali. • They live in northern Rakhine state (formerly called Arakan), in Myanmar. • According to Khin Yi, Minister of Immigration and Population, there are around 1.33 million Rohingya people in Myanmar.
Can we connect these current events to historical patterns?
Ethnic cleansing: The mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic group or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area. Genocide: The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or religious group. The deliberate destruction of an entire race or nation.
THE “OTHERS” : A pattern of persecution • The “Others” look different, act differently, occupy different spaces, and have different beliefs. • The “Others” are viewed with suspicion by majority • The “Others” are labeled and generalized by the majority.
- Fall '17
- Mrs. Osborne
- Burma, Rakhine State, Rohingya people