Ethnic differences have contributed to conflicts in many countries, including
Nonwhite South Africans struggled for racial freedom from ruling white governments within a system of racial apartheid since 1965. In this system, nonwhites were denied civic rights, had limited economic opportunity, and few freedoms. Opposition to apartheid was harshly repressed. Leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu increased global attention and support for the end of apartheid, culminating in the legal end to apartheid in 1990 and universal suffrage for all South Africans in 1994.
- ethnicity, ethnic, ethnicities
- "civic rights"
Identify the Problem & Ask Questions
How can knowledge of global conflicts help us predict and avoid conflicts in the future?
What is the primary cause of each conflict?
- Political Ideology
- Limited Resources?
- National Identity?
- Religious Differences?
- Ethnic Differences?
Who are the people involved? Why are they involved?
How did the conflict start? Has it ended?
What has happened as a result of the conflict?
What is the best way to communicate the information?
- Locate and search appropriate resources
- Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
- Think of synonyms
- Use Boolean searching
- Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
- Be creative (newspaper articles, interviews, political cartoons, and more)
Some search terms to try:
- "civic rights"
- Nelson Mandela
- Desmond Tutu
- Freedom Charter
- conflict, dispute
- people, ethnicity
- chronology, start, "major events", timeline
- impact, result, outcome, consequences
- economical cost, refugees, casualties
- statistics, data
- 1990s, 1965
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BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS
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APA (American Psychological Association)
American Psychological Association (APA) style is most often used in the sciences and social sciences.
Record Bibliographic Information
Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:
- Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
- Page number
- Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
- Publication date
- Name of subscription database (if used)
- Format (web, print)
- Date of access (if found online)