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Sociology

Chapter 9

TermDefinition
Race based on observable physical traits and geographic origin
Racial Common Sense shared ideas believed to be so obvious or natural about racial groups that they need no be questioned
Ethnic groups people within a larger society who possess a group consciousness because they share or believe they share a common ancestry, a place of birth, a history, a key experience, or some other distinctive social traits
Selective forgetting a process by which forget, dismiss, or fail to pass on an ethnic heritage
Segregation the physical and/or social separation of people according to their race or ethnicity
Prejudice a rigid and usually unfavorable judgement about an out-group that does not change in the face of contradictory evidence and that applies to anyone who shares the distinguishing characteristics of the out group
Discrimination an intentional or unintentional act of unequal treatment of individuals or groups based on attributes unrelated to merit, ability, or past performances
Institutionalized Discrimination the established, customary ways of doing things in society--the unchallenged rules, policies, and day-to-day practices established by advantaged groups that impede or limit the opportunities and achievements of those in disadvantaged groups
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