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Race and Ethnicity

race category of people who share observable physical characteristics and whom others see as being a distinct group
ethnicity the set of cultural characteristics that distinguishes one group from another group
minority group group of people who because of their physical characteristics or cultural preferences are singled out and treated unequally in society
dominant group group that possesses the ability to discriminate because of greater power, privilege, and social status
legal discrimination upheld by law
institutionalized discrimination outgrowth of the structure of a society
cultural pluralism ethnic, religious and racial variety is encouraged
assimilation culturally distinct groups are blended into a single group within a common culture
legal protection minority rights protected by the law
subjugation dominant group controls every aspect of minority group life through force
segregation minority group is physically separated from the dominant group
population transfer dominant group moves minority group to a new location
extermination dominant group attempts to destroy minority group
stereotype an oversimplified, exaggerated, or unfavorable generalization about a group of people
Created by: Mrs. Wells
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