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APHG 11e Ch 7

Rubenstein APHG Chapter 7 Vocab

TermDefinition
Apartheid Laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas.
Balkanization A process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities.
Balkanized Geographic area that is split apart due to several ethnicities that are aggressive toward each other.
Blockbusting A process by which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their houses at low prices because of fear that persons of color will soon move into the neighborhood.
Centripedal force An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state.
Ethnic cleansing A process in which a more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region.
Ethnicity Group that shares a common culture (language, religion, traditions, etc.)
Genocide The mass killing of a group of people in an attempt to eliminate the entire group from existence.
Nationalism Loyalty and devotion to a particular nationality.
Nationality Group of people that share attachment to a territory.
Race Identity with a group of people descended from a biological ancestor.
Racism Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
Racist A person who subscribes to the beliefs of racism.
Sharecropper A person who works fields rented from a landowner and pays the rent and repays loans by turning over to the landowner a share of the crops.
Triangular slave trade 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.
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