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34 Cards in this Set

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A category of people who are defined as similar because of a number of physical characteristics
A group with a distinct cultural tradition with which its own members identify and that may or may not be recognized by others
Ethnic Group
A group of people who, because of physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out for differential and unequal treatment and who therefore regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination.

Who came up with this definition?

Louis Wirth
An irrationally based negative, or occasionally positive, attitude toward certain groups and their members
Differential treatment, usually unequal and injurious, accorded to individuals who are assumed to belong to a particular category or group
The process of forcing a group to leave the territory in which it lives
The process wherby groups with different cultures come to share a common culture
The renounciation of other ancestral cultures in favor of Anglo-American behavior and values
Anglo conformity
The development and coexistence of seperate racial and ethnic group identities within a society
The act, process, or state of being set apart.
Eighteenth-century German physiologist who realized that racial categories did not reflect the actual divisions among human groups
Johann Blumenbach
Show that there are various ways in which prejudice and discrimination can interact with each other
Robert K. Merton
Argued in The Bell Curve that members of a cognitive elite were becoming the leaders of America
Herrnstein and Murray
Developed a definition of minority group that considers only race and ethnic status
Louis Wirth
Stated that a program for Native Americans must include progressive measures for their complete integration as tax-paying members of the larger society
Hoover Commission
Principally responsible for the development of the theory of cultural pluralism
Horace Kallen
Proposed that dominance of one group over another arises because people have a desire to control goods and services
Gerhard Lenski
Wondered in 1753 about the costs and benefits to the United States of German immigration and concluded Germans would "contribute greatly to the improvement of a country."
Benjamin Franklin
These people are neither prejudiced against the members of other racial or ethnic groups, nor do they practice discrimination.
Unprejudiced Nondiscriminators
This individual classified racial prejudice and discrimination by people into 4 categories
Robert K. Merton
This type of person includes those who constantly think of expediency. Though they themselves are fee from racial prejudice, they will keep silent when bigots speak out.
Unprejudiced Discrimnators
This individual is for timid bigots who do not accept the ideal equality for all but conform to it and give it lip service when the slightest pressure is applied.
Prejudiced Nondiscriminators
These are the bigots pure and unashamed
Prejudiced Discriminators
Complex societal arrangements that restrict the life chances and choices of a specifically defined group in comparison with those of the dominant group.
institutionalized prejudice and discrimination
The subordination of one group and the assumption of a position of authority, power and domination by the other.
Does prejudice always result in discrimination?
The migration of people from northern Europe who came before the 1880s
Old Migration
The migration of people from southern and eastern Europe who came between 1880 and 1920
The new Migration
African Americans represent the _____________largest race/ethnic group in the United States.
In relation to tge average age, the Jewish population is_____than most U.S. ETHNIC GROUPS
African Americans compise approximately ____ of the total U.S. population.
Hispanics Compise ____ of the total U.S. population
According to Census 2000, one-third of the foreign-born population was from
Mexico or a Central American country
Discrimination is best understood as an especially bad form of prejudice