- Jul 2011
Sure, it can be complicated and difficult. Some countries try to manage their minorities through brute repression (China - Uighurs; India - Kashmiris; Indonesia - Papuas). Others mix repression for SOME more troublesome members of the minority with perks and rewards for more loyal and obedient ones, divide and conquer (Russia - Chechens; Crimean Tatars; etc).It's not the DNA makeup or ethnicity that's a problem, it's when you try to merge and integrate people that have no similar values, worldviews and belief system.
Even in the West, some also employ repressive tactics, look at France, banning Muslim women from wearing their traditional dress, et al.
My point here is that, often, it's not just a bad minority failing to integrate into majority society; but that society and it's government themselves pushing the minority away and alienating them.
Sure, for those countries, like in Scandinavia, who didn't really have indigenous minorities to begin with, there may indeed be a earning to just avoid creating this additional complexity in their demography in first place, but cutting off immigration.
But, as I argued before, with their low birth rates, all European countries need immigration to renew and sustain and support themselves...