Appendix a Essay

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Appendix B

The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Match race and ethnicity key terms with their correct descriptions:

1. Copy each key term from the Key Terms list below.
2. Paste each key term into the cell to the right of its matching description.

Key Terms: Stereotype, Gender group, Pluralism, Sociology, Minority group, Assimilation, Conflict perspective, Segregation, Ethnic group, Racism, Class, Subordinate group, Social construction of race, Racial group, Religious minority group.

Note: Some descriptions were adapted from Richard Schaefer’s Racial and Ethnic Groups, 10th ed., 2006.
Description Key Term
This group is the same as a subordinate group. A defining feature of this group is that its
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These determinations are made by assigning characteristics to races and dividing them into groups. At minimum, characteristics include physical or cultural traits. Conflict perspective
This is a broad generalization about groups which does not account for individual differences. An example would be if a person were to generalize that all people from New York City are pushy. Stereotype
Among many others, Chinese Americans, African American, and Caucasians are examples of this group. Members of such a group can be identified by obvious physical differences. Racial group
This occurs when a dominant group forces a minority group to live, work, or socialize separately. The high index of Blacks and Whites living separately in Detroit, Michigan is an example. Segregation
Another way of describing a minority group, this type of group comprises people of certain race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability. Members of such a group exhibit five distinct characteristics. Subordinate group
This occurs when a person, or the group to which that person belongs, assumes the characteristics of a dominant group. An example would be an Indian-born United States citizen choosing to abandon his or her cultural norms in favor of United States norms. Assimilation
This group is associated with a faith other than that of the dominant group. For example, individuals who practice Buddhism in the United States belong

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