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- Requires that racial and ethnic categories, although distinct, be given roughly equal social standing.
- ~U.S. Society is pluralistic in that all people in the US, regardless of race or ethnicity , have equal standing under the law
- ~U.S. society is not pluralistic in that all racial and ethnic categories do not have equal social standing.
Assimilation is the process by which:
- minorities gradually adopt the patterns of the dominant culture.
- ~Assimilation involves changes in dress, language, religion, values, and friends
- ~Assimilation is a strategy to escape prejudice and discrimination and to achieve upward social mobility
- ~ some categories of people have assimilated more than others
- Is the physical and social separation of categories of people.
- ~Although some segregation is voluntary (for example, the Amish), majorities usually segregate minorities by excluding them from neighborhoods, schools, and occupations.
- Is the systematic killing of one category of people by another.
- ~Historical examples; jews by nazis, westernized cambodians by Pol Pot.
- ~ still happens today b, Rwanda, Serbs killing bosnians, balkans of estern europe.
A state in which people of all races and ethnicities are distinct but have equal social standing.
The process by which minorities gradually adopt patterns of the dominant culture.
biological reproduction by partners of different racial categories.
The physical and social separation of categories of people.
experienced two centuries of slavery. Emancipation in 1865 gave way to segregation by law (jim crow law). 1950s and 1960s civil rights movements.
white anglo-saxon protestants. The majority of america.
holds that prejudice springs from frustration among people who are themselves disadvantaged (dollard 1939).
Authoritarian personality Theory:
People who show strong prejudice toward one minority usually are intolerant of all minorities. Ridgly conform to conventional cultural values and see moral issues as clear-cut matters of right and wrong.
Prejudice is part of the culture in which we all live and learn.
A tool used by powerful people to justify privilege for themselves but also to oppress others.
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