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Race
having unique physical characteristics biologically determined
Racial Group
Number of people of that race
(asia has highest percent 30%)
Ethnic group
category of people that are unique because of culture and nationality
Depopulation
Country losing population through famine, poverty, illness..etc.
Culture
way of life, traditions religion background economic class
diversity
a lof of different issues
ethnic groups
concentrated on (hotel rowanda)
enthocentric groups
one ethnic group feels superior to other ethnic groups in their own and/or culture *dangerous=dominance, better than u
master status
a social position of people in society based on exclusively ones race and or ethnic culture
presentation of self
in society symbolic meaning of race and or ethnicity
social stratification
structered ranking of people to categories such as religion economic class and political parties.
Cultural diversity
having many races and ethnic groups within one society
minority group
subbordinate groups, a category of people in a society that may lack the economy, politics, and population power of a society
dominant group
category of people in a society that may have the economic political and population power in a society
diouble conscience
cognitive process by which a group has awareness of other racial/ethnic groups in society and they try to understand that "other" groups norms, values, and lifestyles
Political capital
a racial ethnic groups ability to influence and construct laws and policies in their society. this may put another group at a disadvantage. "we they dichonomy"
Critical Race theory
dominant group will allow for minority groups to gain some political capital as long as it does not threaten the dominant groups status and authority in society. (allows society to be cohesive)
pluralism
when the diversity of groups in a society are becoming more equal in status and power
pluralistic societies
allow for different cultural groups to maintain their own cultural without shame or guilt. (husbands very powerful)
Rousseau
social contract what each person in a society much accomplish for eachother person (trust while purchasing product)
3 forms of bias
preudice, racism, genocide,
discrimination
prejudice
"emotion" when a person supports an inncorrect conclusion about another race/ethnic group
discrimination
"behavior" the restriction of opportunities towards antoher group. Ex. Red lining
racism
"society" supports discrimination through its laws. policies, and its institutions
genocide
racism in its most severe/ violent form. results in the elimination of a race/ ethnic group from society
red lining
oak lawn IL 1966
civil rights act outlawing discrimination 1964
scapegoating
displacement of blame for social problems onto one race/ethnic groups *group will resist if it has the political capital to do so
scapegoating can lead to:
expulsion and segregation
expulsion
dominant group mahy force a specific minority group out of society (rare) ex.chinese exclusion act of 1870
segregation
isolation of a race/ethnic group from the institutions of society ex. reservations system
stereotypes
overgeneralizations about the characteristics of members of a particular race/ethnic group
lack of understanding=bias thinking
labeling
if stereotype is supported enough by societies institutions that group may begin to display the very traits of a stereotype
countertype
a minority group tries to correct a steroetype directed at their culture (cosby show)
pop culture
often markets this image to consumer economy as a means of profit therefore a minority group must content with the mass medias bias
bias within own group
interacial discrimination
xenophobia
extreme dislike and fear of foreigners and or members of another race/ethnic group
usually comes from a tramatic event
accultaration
groups/individuals from different cultures interact over a period of time that results in both cultures changing ex. native americans and farming
diffusion
absorption of one culture into another one ex. learning second language
assimulation
process by which a person becomes integrated into the dominant groups institutions values customs and expectations ex. religion in american society