Lecture4 - HDF304 Thursday, January 24, 2008 Family...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008 Family Diversity: Racial group-share physical characteristics (e.g. skin color), social label-not biological differences. Prejudice vs. Discrimination -Prejudice-attitude, negative feelings based solely on group membership -Discrimination-behavior directed against persons -Within and between groups, ex. African Americans and Asians Minority vs. Majority Group -Minority group-experience disadvantage, exclusion, discrimination compared to the dominant group. -Minority-Majority group-experience mistreatment but represent a numerical majority (i.e., more than 50%) Continuum of diversity --------------------------------------------------------------- assimilation acculturation cultural pluralism assimilation: intermarriage acculturatio n: a mix of cultures cultural pluralism: holding on to cultural traditions, language, etc. Changing American Pie: -August 11, 2005 Census bureau announced that Texas joined Hawaii, New Mexico, and California as a majority-minority state. Recent data on minorities: -As of May 2007, 100.7 million minorities in US -1/3 U.S. residents -Hispanics-largest & fastest growing -Blacks-2 nd largest -Asian-2 nd fastest growing -California and Texas: most minorities lived in these states. 1/5 of minorities lived in California Compare and Contrast-ACS Data -American Community Survey(ACS) -Annually-2004 ACS -Approx. 3 million households -Does not include intuitions and college dorms. 2004 ACS Data:
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