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Ethincity- LeBlanc

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Apartheid   laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically seperated different races into different geographic areas  
Balkanization   process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities  
Balkanized   a small geographic area that could not successfully be organized into one or more stable states because it was inhabited by many ethnicities with complex, long-standing antagonisms toward eachother  
Blockbusting   a process by which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their houses at low prices because of fear that black families will soon move into the neighborhood  
Centripetal force   an attitude that tends to unify people and inhance support for a state  
Ethnicity   identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions  
Ethnic cleansing   process in which more powerful ethnic groups forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region  
Multi-ethnic state   state that contains more than one ethnicity  
Multinational state   a state that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self determination that agree to co-exist peacefully by recognizing eachother as distinct nationalities  
Nationalism   loyalty and devotion to a particular nationality  
Nationality   Identitiy with a group of people that share legal attatchment and personal allegiance to a particular place as a result of being born there  
Nation-state   a state whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality  
Race   Identity with a group of people descended from a common ancestor  
Racism   Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and compacities and the racial differences produced an inherent superiority of a particular race  
Racist   A person who subscribes to the beliefs of racism  
Self-determination   concept that ethnicites have the right to govern themselves  
Sharecropper   a person who works feilds rented from a landowner and pays the rent and repays loans by turning over to the landowner a share of the drops  
Triangular slavetrade   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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