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IntroSoc-ch. 10 vocab - Introduction To Sociology Vocab Ch...

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12-16-07 Introduction To Sociology Vocab Ch. 10 KEY TERMS -race -a category of people who are defined as similar because of a number of physical characteristics -ethnic group -has a distinct cultural tradition that its own members identify with and that may or may not be recognized by others -minority -a group of people who, because of physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from others in society for differential and unequal treatment, and who therefore regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination -prejudice -an irrationally based negative, or occasionally positive, attitude toward certain groups and their members -discrimination -differential treatment, usually unequal and injurious, accorded to individuals who are assumed to belong to a particular category or group -institutionalized prejudice and discrimination -complex societal arrangements that restrict the life chances
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