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Explain Assimilation:
Groups become more alike culturally and interact w/one another more freely
4 dimensions of assimilation:
1. cultural - adoption of one ethnic group by another's.
2. biological - Amalgamation - intermarriage to an extent that there is a biological merging.
3. structural - social interaction b/tween different ethnic groups at primary and secondary levels.
4. psychological - members of an ethnic group undergo a change in identity.
remaining culturally distinct and socially segregated
Compare Park's "race relations" cycle:
1. come in contact thru migration
2. engage in competition
3. accommodation emerges
4. Assimilation is achieved
to Gorden's stages of assimilation:
Groups may remain indefinately at one or another of these stages. Cultural & structural are the most important.

1. Cultural assimilation
2. Structural assimilation - all types will follow after this
3. Marital assimilation
4. identificational assim
5. attitude receptional
6. behavior receptional
7. civic assimilation
Discuss factors that seem to either encourage or retard ethnic assimilation
1. Manner of entrance - how they enter determines their place
2. Time of entrance - the more recent the more conflict
3. Demographic - size of population
4. Cultural Similarity - more similar the easier assimilation
5. visibility - (MOST CRITICAL FACTOR) physical differences delay assimilation
Explain the difference b/tween primary structural assimilation and secondary structural assimilation
Primary - informal - occur w/in relatively small groups such as family and friendships.
Secondary - formal - w/in large, impersonal groups, purposeful.
Explain segmented assimilation:
diverse outcomes which may lead to downward mobility.
Explain Pluralism as it applies to ethic relations:
Oposite of assimilation - social processes that encourage group diversity and boundaries.
Contrast cultural pluralism & structural pluralism:
1. Cultural - maintenance of varies systems w/in the framework of a large sociocultural system.

2. Structural - not only differences in culture, but also segregation.

They both are opposing counterparts.
Explain the difference b/tween equalitarian pluralism & inequalitqarian
1. Equalitarian - interethnic relations, in which groups retain cultural & structural integrity. Equality but with separation.

2. ethic groups are not only separated structurally but also exist in a state of highly unequal access to power and privilege.
Discuss the features of colonial, corporate pluralistic, and assimilationist societies.
1. Colonial - Inequalitarian/dominant group/social segregation

2. Corporate pluralistic - cultural & physical separation of ethnic groups/difference is the extent one group is dominant/balanced in political & economic power

3. Assimilationist - There is no recognized obligation in protecting ethnicity. A dominant group/assimilation is encouraged.
Where does the U.S. fall into this typology?