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Created by: Marge
  1. Which group describes a group that is set apart from others because of physical differences that have taken on social significance?
  2. Which is a group that is set apart from others primarily because of its national origin or distinctive cultural patterns?
  3. Which is a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than the members of a dominant or majority group have over theirs?
  4. Members of a minority group experience what?
  5. Which group is not considered a minority group?
  6. What are 5 basic properties of a minority group?
  7. What is unequal treatment?
  8. What is physical or cultural traits?
  9. What is ascribed status?
  10. What is solidarity?
  11. What is in-group marriage?
  12. What are the largest racial minorities in the United States?
  13. How has W.E.B's prediction of the "color line" changed?
  14. What percentage of the population were considered to have two or more races, in 2010 census?
  15. What is when people have a negative attitude toward an entire category of people, often minorities (A Belief*)?
  16. What is ethnocentrism?
  17. What is a belief that one race is supreme and all others are innately inferior, that reinforces prejudice?
  18. What are stereotypes?
  19. What is the use of the principle of race neutrality to defend a racially unequal status quo?
  20. What is discrimination?
  21. What are rights or immunities granted to people as a particular benefit or favor simply because they are WHITE?
  22. What is the denial of opportunites and equal rights and groups that results from the normal operations of a society (Ex: not being able to speak spanish at work when it doesn't effect the institutions business operations)?
  23. What are the Commission of Civil Rights?
  24. What refers to positive efforts to recruit minority group members or women for jobs, promotions, and educational opportunities?
  25. On a macro level, what do functionalists believe about race & ethnicity?
  26. What do conflict theorists/perspective feel about race & ethnicity?
  27. On a micro level what do Interactionist's feel about race & ethnicity?
  28. What did functionalist Manning Nash identify as the 3 functions of racially prejudiced beliefs for the dominant group?
  29. What are 4 dysfunctions that Arnold Rose outlined that is associated w/ racism?
  30. Which perspective felt that the exploitation of the lower class was a basic part of the capitalist economic system? Racism keeps minorities in low-paying jobs, therby supplying capitalist ruling class w/ cheap labor?
  31. What is an arbitrary action initiated by an authority based on race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on a person's behavior?
  32. Who mainly initiates racial profiling?
  33. What is the exploitation theory (Marxist)?
  34. What are the 5 Inter-Group Relations?
  35. What is the physical separation of two groups of people in terms of residence, workplace, and social events?
  36. Which is a wide ranging system of segregation. Africa 1948-1990
  37. Which happens when a majority group and a minority group combine to from a new group?
  38. Which is the process through which a person forsakes his or her own cultural tradition to become part of a different culture?
  39. Which is based on mutual respect for one another's cultures among the various groups in a society?
  40. In the U.S. Pluralism is considered what?

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