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Ch9
Authoritarian Personality
A personality type characterized by excessive conformity, submissive to authority, intolerance, insecurity, a high level of superstition, and rigid, sterotypic thinking
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Discrimination
actions or practices of dominant group members (or their representatives that have a harmful impact on member of a subordinate group
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genocide
the deliberate, systemativ killing of an entire people or nation
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individual discrimination
behavior consisting of one-on-one acts by members of the dominant roup that harm members of the subordinate groups
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ethnic pluralism
the conexistence of a variety of distinct racial and ethnic groups within one society
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segregation
the spatial and social separation of categories of epeople by race, ehtnicity, class, gender and/or religion
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internal colonialism
according to conflict theorists, a practive that occurs when members of a racial or ethnic group are conquered or colonized and forcibly placed under the economic and political control of the dominant culture
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split labor market
a term used to describe the division of the economy into two areas of employment, a primary sector or upper tier, composed of higher paid (usually dominant group) workers in more secure jobs, and a secondarry sector or lower tier, composed of lower paid (often subordinate group) workers in jobs with little security and hazardous working conditions.
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race
category of people who hav been singled out as inferior or suerior, often on the basis of physical sharacteristics such as skin colr, hair texture, eye shape, or other subjectively selected attributes
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ethnic group
a collection of people distinguished by others or themselves primarily on the basis of cultural or nationality characteristics
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dominant group
one that is advantaged and has superior resources and rights in society
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subordinate group
group whose members, b/c of physical or cultural characteristics, are disadcantaged and subjected to unequal treatment by the dominate group and who regard themselves and objects of collective discrimination
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prejudice
a negative attitude based on faulty generalizations about members of selected raical, ethnic or other groups
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stereotypes
overgeneralizations about the apperarance, behavior, or orther characteristics of members of particular categories
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racism
set of attitudes, beliefs and practices that is used to justify the superior treatment of one racial or ehnic group and the inferior treament of another racial or ethnic group
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scapegoat
a person or group that is incapeable of offering resistance to the hostility or aggression of others