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Achieved Status
A social status which is earned rather than received.
Ascribed Status
A social status that people are given.
Assimilation
When a minority group is incorporated into a larger culture, both are affected.
Colonialism
An all encompassing domination of a territory when a foreign power comes in.
Descent
Role assigning based on ancestry
Discrimination
Practices which harm a group.
Ethnic group
A group distinguished by cultural and physical similarities
Ethnicity
Identification with an ethnic group
Hypo-descent
Forces children of parents of mixed social standings to join the lower of the classes.
Multiculturalism
The belief that having many cultures and ethnicities is a good thing.
Nation
A state where an ethnic group resides
Nationalities
Ethnic groups that have or once had autonomous political status within a country.
Nation-state
An autonomous political entity, a country.
Phenotype
The physical characteristics of a race or species
Plural Society
A society that combines ethnic contrasts and economic differences.
Prejudice
Looking down on a group.
Race
An ethnic group assumed to have a biological basis.
Racism
Discrimination against a race.
State
An independent unit which administers a territory and population.
Status
A position which determines where someone stands in society.
Stratified
Society where there are marked differences in social classes.