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Unformatted text preview: 4-9-08 WInter-group Relations ContinuumEXPULSIONSEGREGATIONASSIMILATIONof population transfer______|___________________|__________________|____________||||GENOCIDEINTERNALAMALGAMATION PLURALISMColonialismor melting potor multiculturalismRACE & ETHNICITY Racial group-Socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society consider importantMinority group-Society sets them apart-Subordinate status-Based on physical or cultural differences-Do not confuse with numerical minorityEthnic group-Set apart from others primarily because of shared cultural heritage or national origin-Unique historical and social experiencesRACE-One-Drop rule: comes from story of contamination; constructed theory that whites are superior; One drop of blood of a different race means the person is contaminated-Discernable characteristicsUS CENSUS- 2000ChangesPeople were allowed to choose more than one race on the questionnaireWhy does this matter?-Provide information on population distribution that impacts legislation-Identify potential areas of disenfranchisement-Determine if racial basis to economic disparities-Recognition of increasing diversity (this is not simply a White/ Non-White America)RACE RELATED TO DIFFERENT LIFE OPPORTUNITIESRacial stratification plays out in a variety of institutions...
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