October 3, 2018

Today

1. What is ethnic violence?

• Go over the definition

Statistical Discrimination

statistical discrimination:

inequality that exists between demographic groups even though economic agents (consumers, workers, employers, etc.) are rational and non-prejudiced. Discrimination can be "rational" if individual attributes are hard to observe (e.g. propensity toward crime) while group membership is observable and different groups have different behaviors on average.

Statistical Discrimination

$Racial Disparity = Racial Animus + StatisticalDiscrimination$ $MoreDrugSearches = RacialProfiling + MoreDrugPossession$

Definition

ethnic violence:

violence perpetrated across or within ethnic lines, in which at least one party is not a state (or a representative of a state), and in which putative ethnic differences or similarities are coded—by perpetrators, targets, influential third parties, or analysts—as having been integral rather than incidental to the violence, that is, in which the violence is coded as having been meaningfully oriented in some way to the ethnicity of the target (due to membership in shared or different groups)

Ethnic Violence: Targeting

Targeting across ethnic lines not necessary

• intra-ethnic violence still ethnic

Ethnic Violence: Targeting

Ethnic Motive not necessary

• statistical discrimination still "ethnic"

Ethnic Violence: Perception

Not part of "pattern", but:

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