University of Ottawa

As in all countries in the world, some Mexican populations suffer exclusion and discrimination from the dominant groups in Mexican society. Many social groups, such as women ethnic and linguistic minorities, migrants and refugees. These minority groups in Mexico are subject to various forms of injustice(legal, social and economic).

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Focusing in the themes of social justice, this course looks to understand the socioeconomic inequalities and the sociocultural conflicts in Mexico that make certain social groups more excluded and discriminated socially, economically, legally and institutionally. We study the sociological, historic, economic and political factors inherent to the process of exclusion and discrimination. Throughout this course we analyze the various facets of the process of marginalization(prejudice, exclusion, discrimination, racism and institutional racism). Special attention will be given to the struggles, challenges and opportunities of these minority groups and how they have organized themselves to fight for their rights.

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