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is any category of people distinguished by physical or cultural difference that a society sets apart and subordinates.
Minority
is a rigid and unfair generalization about an entire category of people.
Prejudice
is an exaggerated description applied to every person in some category.
Stereotype
is the belief that one racial category is innately superior or inferior to another.
Racism
is a person or category of people, typically with little power, whom people unfairly blame for their own troubles.
Scapegoat
is treating various categories of people unequally.
Discrimination
is the process by which minorities gradually adopt patterns of the dominant culture.
Assimilation
is the physical and social separation of categories of people.
Segregation
is the systematic killing of one category of people by another.
Genocide
is activity involving a large number of people, often spontaneous, and sometimes controversial.
Collective behavior
is a large number of people whose minimal interaction occurs in the absence of well-defined and conventional norms.
Collectivity
is a highly emotional crowd that pursues a violent or destructive goal.
Mob
is a social eruption that is highly emotional, violent, and undirected.
Riot
is unsubstaniated information people spread informally, often by word of mouth.
Rumor
is information presented with the intention of shaping public opinion.
Propaganda
is a form of localized collective behavior by which people react to a threat or other stimulus with irrational, frantic, and often self-destructive behavior.
Panic
is a form of dispersed collective behavior by which people react to a real or imagined event with irrational and even frantic fear.
Mass hysteria or moral panic
is an organized activity that encourages or discourages social change.
Social movement
is a perceived disadvantage arising from some specific comparison.
Relative deprivation
Structural functionalism
Émile Durkheim
Symbolic interactionism
Max Weber
Social conflict
Karl Marx