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Ethnicity

Ethincity- LeBlanc

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Apartheid laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically seperated different races into different geographic areas
Balkanization process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities
Balkanized a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it was inhabited by many ethnicities with complex, long-standing antagonisms toward eachother
Blockbusting a process by which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their houses at low prices because of fear that black families will soon move into the neighborhood
Centripetal force an attitude that tends to unify people and inhance support for a state
Ethnicity identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions
Ethnic cleansing process in which more powerful ethnic groups forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region
Multi-ethnic state state that contains more than one ethnicity
Multinational state a state that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self determination that agree to co-exist peacefully by recognizing eachother as distinct nationalities
Nationalism loyalty and devotion to a particular nationality
Nationality Identitiy with a group of people that share legal attatchment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there
Nation-state a state whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality
Race Identity with a group of people descended from a common ancestor
Racism Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and compacities and the racial differences produced an inherent superiority of a particular race
Racist A person who subscribes to the beliefs of racism
Self-determination concept that ethnicites have the right to govern themselves
Sharecropper a person who works feilds rented from a landowner and pays the rent and repays loans by turning over to the landowner a share of the drops
Triangular slavetrade a practice, primarily during the eighteenth century, in which European ships transported slaves from Africa to Caribbean islands, molasses from the Caribbean to Europe, and trade goods from Europe to Africa