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Anthropology: Sociocultural Issues Surrounding the Mexico-United States Border

Defining Borders What is a border? This question can’t be answered straightforwardly, as the border has different meanings for different people (Balibar, 2012, p. 79). A border is formally defined as a line that separates two political or geographical areas, … Continue reading Anthropology: Sociocultural Issues Surrounding the Mexico-United States Border

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Anthropology: Growth of Multi Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in South Korea as a Result of Foreign Residents

A Changing South Korea What’s the first country that comes to your mind when you hear the words “mixed race?” For most people, the United States is at the top of the list. The U.S. is famously referred to as … Continue reading Anthropology: Growth of Multi Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in South Korea as a Result of Foreign Residents

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Current Situation of Muslim Populations and their Struggle to Integrate into Societies around the World.

France France is home to the largest Muslim population in the Western Europe, with Muslims making up an estimated 9% of its total population (Hussain, 2019). Islam is the second largest religion in the country after Christianity (Cesari, 2002, p. … Continue reading Current Situation of Muslim Populations and their Struggle to Integrate into Societies around the World.

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Martin Luther King’s Focus on Socio-Economic Inequality: The Poor People’s Campaign

The Martin Luther King Jr. we don’t remember History today remembers Martin Luther King Jr. as this benevolent, saint-like figure. He is mostly remembered for his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial on … Continue reading Martin Luther King’s Focus on Socio-Economic Inequality: The Poor People’s Campaign

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Anthropology: Are Neanderthals Really that Different from Homo Sapiens?

Common perceptions of Neanderthals When you hear the word Neanderthal, what are the first words that come to mind? For many people, the answer falls somewhere between a primitive, brutish, uncivilized, unintelligent, cave-dwelling, savage (Peters & Zwart, p. 2). There’s … Continue reading Anthropology: Are Neanderthals Really that Different from Homo Sapiens?