Nation State, Democracy And Policy Of Discrimination At State Level
“I have a question about the morality of democracy and the mechanism on which it operates. While we know that all citizens of a nation state are considered equal, in the context of democracy and electoral politics, is it incorrect to believe that the ‘majority is superior or first citizens of the nation’?
For instance, let’s consider a nation where community ABC comprises 20% and community XYZ forms 80% of the population. Even if the state itself does not discriminate between citizens, there might be elected governments with narratives of discrimination towards the ABC community. My question is, how and on what basis is such a situation considered wrong?
In some cases, historical tensions between two communities may lead to the XYZ community forming a government that discriminates against the ABC community. In this scenario, what arguments can be made to help the XYZ community understand the importance of having a national outlook that is inclusive of all communities and discourages a communal outlook that only benefits the XYZ community? What would be sound arguments for promoting inclusivity and fairness in such circumstances?”