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Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Inequality by Race and Ethnicity A....

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6 Inequality by Race and Ethnicity A. Privilages of the Dominant-  We concentrate more on discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities than on the advantages of members that the white majority enjoy B. Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity-  Social construction of race- the process by which people come to define a group as a race based in part of physical characteristics but also on historical, cultural, and economic factors  The prevailing social construction of race pushes people to choose just one race, even if they acknowledge a broader cultural background C. Difference between racial and ethnic groups-  Sterotypes- unreliable generalizations about all members of a group that do not recognize individual difference within the group  Racial group- a group that is set apart from others because of obvious physical differences  Ethnic group- set apart from others primarily because of its national origin or...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mechlinski during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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