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Chapter 9 Soc

Racial Inequality

minority a group of people who, because of physical or cultural traits, are differentiated from the dominate group in a society and treated equally
race people sharing certain inherited physical characteristics that are considered important within a society
ethnic minority group identified by cultural, national, or religious characteristics
assimilation the blending or fusing of a minority group into the dominate society
cultural pluralism the desire of a group to maintain some sense of identity separate from the dominate group
subjugation the process by which a minority group is denied equal access to the benefits of a society
de jure segregation the denial of equal access based on the law
de facto segregation the denial of equal access based on common prejudice
genocide the systematic effort to destroy an entire population
prejudice deeply held negative attitudes toward a group (minority or majority) and its individual members
racism an extreme form of prejudice that assumes superiority of one racial group over others
stereotyping a labeling of a group based on distorted, exaggerated, or oversimplified images of that group
hate crime a criminal act motivated by extreme prejudice
self-fulfilling prophecy an expectation that leads to behavior that causes the expectation to become a reality
institutionalized discrimination unfair practices that grow out of common behaviors and attitudes are a that are a part of the structure of a society
hidden unemployment unemployment that includes people not countered in the traditional unemployment rate
underclass people typically unemployed, who come from families that have been poor for generations
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