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Lecture Notes 073106 - other folks who share it(subjective...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 July 31, 2006 Physical likeness is only one aspect of phenotypic likeness. Race – a category of people who have been identified as belonging to a  particular group on the basis of some physical characteristics Race has a physical and social component. Ethnicity group – a group of people who are identified primarily on the basis of a  shared cultural heritage (objective component) These people feel some sense of identification with that heritage as well as with 
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Unformatted text preview: other folks who share it (subjective component) Sometimes a person is different from the label people give them. The issue of ethnicity/race will become pronounced in a highly global society. Minority group – a group that is denied equal access to resources Majority group – a group that enjoy disproportionate access to resources...
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