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Unformatted text preview: factor with the possible exception of social stratification (difference in wealth) Race: set of biologically transmitted traits deemed socially significant Ethnicity: shared cultural heritage Minority: a category of people, distinguished by physical or cultural traits, who are socially disadvantaged Prejudice: irrational generalizations about a category of people stemming from strong emotions Prejudiced reactions stem from fear. Anger and hatred are often secondary reactions to fear Prejudice is universal Racism: racism=prejudice*power Martin Luther King Jr. : To change peoples feelings and beliefs, first change social institutions under which the live. Behavior is easier to change than feelings. Discrimination: behavior biased for or against a category of people Brown Vs Board of Education of Topeka, 1954: Supreme court decision ending school segregation...
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- Fall '07