Diversity

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Diversity
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  1. This term refers to a practice of acculturation that seeks to merge small ethnic and linguistically diverse communities into a single dominant national culture
    Americanization
  2. This is a personal preference that prevents one from making a fair judgement
    bias
  3. this is differential treatment based on unfair categorization. It is denial of justice prompted by prejudice. When we act on our prejudices, we engage in discrimination. Discrimination often involves keeping people out of activities or places because of the group to which they belong
    Discrimination
  4. This is an entity that is distinguished by commonalities--including shared beliefs, common origins, and shared activities--but which is also part of a multicultural or diverse society
    Ethnic Group
  5. This refers to how members of a group perceive themsleves and how they are in turn perceived by others.
    Ethnicity
  6. describes a group of people within a larger society that is socially distinguished or set apart by others and or by itself, primarily on the basis of racial and or cultural characteristics. Such characteristics may include religion, language, and tradition. Beliefs about own group tend to be similar to and more postitice than the beliefs of those outside the group
    Ethnic
  7. One's nationality is not necessarily tied to one's culture, ethnicity, or race. simply refers to the country where a person was born
    Nationality
  8. Although this term should simply be used to describe a subset within a population, it often connotes inferior or lesser status in comparison to the majoirty. Often is a sociological term referring to a social group that occupies a subordinate position in a society.
    Minority
  9. This is a set of rigid and unfavorable attitudes toward a particular group which is formed in disregard of facts. Usually an unsupported judgment accompanied by disapproval. This is a learned concept, not innate.
    Prejudice
  10. This is an anthropological concept used to divide humankind into categories based on physical characteristics of size and shape of the head, eyes, ears, lips, and nose and the color of skin and eyes. Never scientifically been equated with any mental characteristics such as intelligence, personality, or character
    Race
  11. This is the belief that one's own race is superior to another. This belief is based on the erroneous assumption that physical attributes of a racial group determien their social behavior as well as their psychological and intellectual racteristics
    Racism
  12. This refers to the deliberate policy of blaming an individual or group when the fault actually lies elsewhere. It means blaming another group or individual for things they did not really do. these people become objects of our aggressioon in work and deed. Prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory acts often lead to this. Members of disliked groups are denied employment, housing, political rights, or social privileges. Can lead to verbal and physical violence, including death.
    Scapegoating

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