A revealing map of the world’s most and least ethnically diverse countries
Ethnicity, like race, is a social construct, but it’s still a construct with significant implications for the world. How people perceive ethnicity, both their own and that of others, can be tough to measure, particularly given that it’s so subjective. So how do you study it?
But... A professor who studies race and ethnic conflict responds to this map:
5 insights on the racial tolerance and ethnicity maps, from an ethnic conflict professor
This week, we’ve examined global comparative data on ethnic diversity (here’s our map of the most and least diverse countries) and, more controversially, on racial tolerance (here’s our map of countries where people show the highest and lowest levels of racial tolerance). I say “controversially” because of the subject’s sensitivity and because reducing such a complicated, subjective phenomenon to a single metric – the frequency with which people in a certain country said they would not want neighbors of a different race – is going to produce some highly disputable results.