ethnic cleansing

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ethnic cleansing

Euphemistic the violent removal by one ethnic group of other ethnic groups from the population of a particular area: used esp of the activities of Serbs against Croats and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia
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Similarly, many would tell us that ethnic cleansing is simply part of the human condition.
Ideally, both fronts will coordinate their efforts to 1) create a global ethos that considers ethnic cleansing to be unacceptable, and 2) put in place effective measures that will make ethnic cleansing difficult, if not impossible.
A major campaign to raise consciousness about ethnic cleansing must emerge.
An educated population that looks upon all persons as valuable members of a human family will not tolerate ethnic cleansing.
Wherever ethnic cleansing seems a possibility, there must be immediate, credible, and widespread coverage of the event.
and generally work in concert to create an intelligence network that can mobilize a worldwide movement to end ethnic cleansing.

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