Major Concepts for Understanding the Relations between and among Racial and Ethnic Groups

Major Concepts for Understanding the Relations between and among Racial and Ethnic Groups

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Major Concepts for Understanding the Relations Between and Among Racial and Ethnic Groups 1. Relationships between and among racial and ethnic groups is the core focal point of this class and course, so as we trace those relationships from initial contact through generations of history in the U.S., we will be observing relationships between individuals of different racial and ethnic groups, but we also will be observing relationships between groups who differ by race or ethnicity. 2. Initial Contact for groups has been based on one of several reasons: Colonization Annexation (either voluntary or involuntary) Immigration (either voluntary or involuntary (which would include indentured servants, political and other refugees, etc.) 3. Dependent on the initial contact between different racial and ethnic groups, there has been a stratification by race and ethnicity which developed as the result of 3 necessary conditions: a. Ethnocentrism (which includes racial and ethnic stereotyping, other
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Major Concepts for Understanding the Relations between and among Racial and Ethnic Groups

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