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TOGY4W22 Terms

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Boycott an agreement by a group of angry people not to buy from, use the products of, or associate with an offending party (usually a business), as a means of intimidation or coercion
Civil rights rights to personal liberty, established in the US by the 13th and 14"" Amendments to the Constitution, especially as they apply to individuals and minority groups (especially to blacks during the Civil Rights movements during the 1950's and 1960's)
Minority a group smaller than, and differing from (especially in skin color, religion, or ethnic background), the majority of a population
Opportunity a situation or condition that provides favorable circumstances for the furthering or achievement of a goal
Passenger a person who travels in a vehicle, such as a car or train, without participating in its operation
Protest a formal objection or complaint (usually public and sometimes violent) issued by a concerned party,
Race (1) a group of people related by common descent, heredity, or ethnicity. Note: Sociologists largely view race as a social construct, not a scientific category.
Race (2) There is a human race, but not significant enough scientific differences between, for example, Africans, Arabians, and Germans to declare them separate "races.” Different races described by different skin colors are a social idea, not a biological fact.
Race (3) Dictionary.com states that, in anthropology, race is an arbitrary classification of modern humans... based on any or a combination of skin color, facial form, or eye shape..."
Separate (adj) distinct; unique; (v) to part, disconnect; to remove from association, service, etc, especially formally
Sharecropper a tenant farmer who gives a share of the crops raised to the landlord in lieu of rent
Unjust violating principles of justice or fairness; unfair
Car pool an arrangement whereby several people or their children travel together in one vehicle, the people sharing the costs and often taking turns as the driver. Practice arose largely as a result of longer commutes made necessary by the spread of the suburbs
Conform to go along with the dominant standards, attitudes, or practices of a society or a group
Consumer a person or organization that uses a service or purchases goods
Corporate of, or belonging to a corporation or multiple corporations
Discrimination (1) 1) treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit, usually negative;
Discrimination (2) 2) the ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment. Note: Prejudice is the opinion or belief of superiority within one's own group; discrimination is acting on those beliefs
Grassroots pertaining to or involving the common (often rural) people, especially as contrasted with the elite
Integration the bringing of people of different religious or ethnic groups into unrestricted and equal association, as in society or an organization; desegregation
Interstate 1) (adj) connecting or involving different states; 2) (n) a highway spanning two or more states; (with an initial capital letter) a highway that is part of the national US Interstate Highway System
Segregation the policy or practice of separating people of different skin colors, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination
Suburb an area that is just outside a city or town, especially a small, residential community. It is situated between the business of the city and the agricultural productivity of the rural areas, and theoretically avoids the goods and ills of both
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