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SOCI1010 Chp 11

Introduction to Sociology Chapter 11: Race/Ethnicity, De More

race socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of society consider important
ethnicity a shared cultural heritage
minority any category of people distinguished by a physical or cultural difference that a society sets apart and subordinates
prejudice rigid and unfair generalization about an entire category of people
stereotype a simplified description applied to every person in some category
racism a belief that one racial category is innately superior or inferior to another
scapegoat a person or category of people, typically with little power, whom other people blame unfairly for their own troubles
discrimination unequal treatment of various categories of people
institutional prejudice and discrimination bias built into the operation of society's institutions
pluralism a state in which people of all races and ethnicities are distinct but have equal social standing.
assimilation process by which minorites gradually adopt patterns of the dominant culture
miscengenation bilogical reproduction by partners of different racial categories
segregation physical and social seperation of categories of people
genocide systematic killing of one category of people by another
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