Day: April 30, 2019

The Interpreter: ‘Overrun,’ ‘Outbred,’ ‘Replaced’: Why Ethnic Majorities Lash Out Over False Fears

The Interpreter: ‘Overrun,’ ‘Outbred,’ ‘Replaced’: Why Ethnic Majorities Lash Out Over False Fears

The InterpreterImageBuddhist monks studying in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Though the Sinhalese, who are mostly Buddhist, make up three-quarters of the population and dominate politics, many see themselves as an embattled minority.CreditCreditAdam Dean for The New York TimesAsk a member of Sri Lanka’s dominant ethnic group why the country seems plagued by racial and religious strife,…