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aesthetic
concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
animus
strong dislike or hostile attitude
antipathy
a feeling of intense dislike or aversion
assimilation
the merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups
atavistic
of or relating to reversion of a former primitive type
binary oppositions
two elements in an opposing relationship; constructs the way we see the world through compare and contrast
blood libel
a [false] accusation/claim that certain religious minorities (Jews) murder children to use their blood in religious rituals
blood quantum
the amount of blood/heritage you must have to be considered a member of an ethnic group (in this case, Native Americans)
borderism
a form of discrimination faced by those who cross the color line or do not stick within their own racial group
capricious
characterized by sudden unpredictable changes in behavior
cognitive
of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning
colorism
a practice of discrimination that favors those who with lighter skin compared to those with darker skin
commodification
the transformation of goods, ideas, or other entities that may not normally regarded as goods, into a commodity
continuum
a continuous extent, series, or whole
dichotomous
divided into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications
the “one drop rule”
part of Jim Crow legislation that held that even the smallest amount of black heritage was sufficient to warrant the designation of “black”
egalitarian
a person who believes in the equality of all people
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
epidemiology
the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of epidemic diseases
essence
the basic nature of a “thing” or its significant individual features
ethnicity
an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
ethnosexual
making it a point to have sex with races and ethnic groups not their own
eugenics
the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)
eurocentric
focused on Europe and the Europeans
fetishism
sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish OR the compulsive use of some object
genome
the full DNA sequence of an organism
hegemony
system of power expressed because it lives within people subconsciously
identity threat
the experience of being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype of one’s group
inscrutable
not easily understood
juxtaposition
a side-by-side position
melungeons
people with a mix of white, black, and Native American living in the Southern Appalachians
miscegenation
reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
misogynistic
exhibiting a hatred, dislike, mistrust, or mistreatment of women
modernity
the quality of being current or of the present
mulatto
an offspring of a Black and a White parent
mutable
subject to change or alteration
narrative
a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
nativism
the practice of preserving or reviving an indigenous culture
nebulous
lacking definite form or limits
nihilism
complete denial of all established authority and institutions
observation
the act of making and recording a measurement
orientalism
the quality, customs, or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations
parochial
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
participant
someone who takes part in an activity
performativity
an interdisciplinary term often used to name the capacity of speech and language in particular
phenotype
the physical traits from genotype and environment
praxis
convention, habit, or custom
proxy
a person authorized to act for another
quotidian
found in the ordinary course of events; occurring daily
race
the way society perceives people; “a doing”
rebound racism
racism felt by whites/another group when they choose to cross the color barrier
reification
to convert into or regard as a concrete thing
schema
an underlying system of classification used to classify, categorize, filter, and select
signification
the message that is intended or expressed or signified
stereotype
a belief adopted about specific groups of people that may not always be true
stratification
the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
subliminal
operating below the threshold of conscious perception
vernacular
native or indigenous (language)