Notes 1.24.08 - 1/24/2008 Family Diversity 1. Terminology...

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Unformatted text preview: 1/24/2008 Family Diversity 1. Terminology 2. Recent data - composition 3. Compare & contrast ethnic-racial groups ACS data 4. Characteristics of families from racial- ethnic groups 1. Religion & economics Terminology Race vs. Ethnicity Racial group share physical characteristic, (example, skin color), social label not biological differences. Racial-Ethnic group how sociologists and family scientists refer to a set of people who have distinctive physical and cultural characteristics Prejudice vs. Discrimination Prejudice attitude, negative feelings based solely on group membership. Discrimination any negative behavior directed against persons because of their identification with a particular group. within (Asian vs. Asian) and between (Asian vs. Hispanic) group. Minority vs. Majority group Minority group group of people who, compared to the dominant group, experience disadvantage, exclusion, or discrimination because of their physical or cultural characteristics. In the case of racial-ethnic groups, the dominant group is white, when we address gender, the dominant group refers to men Minority-Majority group experience mistreatment but represent a numerical Assimilation Acculturation Cultural pluralism Continuum of diversity Assimilation at one end of the continuum refers to conformity of ethnic group members to the culture of the dominant group, includes intermarriage. Acculturation middle refers to the process of adopting the language, values, beliefs, roles, and other ch. Of the host culture not intermarriage. Cultural pluralism other end of the continuum, refers to maintaining aspects of ones original culture own language, marrying within own ethnic group. Changing American Pie August 11, 2005 census bureau announced that Texas joined Hawaii, New Mexico, & California as a majority-minority state. Has great % in minority. Minority in Texas, 12.3 million about 50.2% out of total 22.5 million. Minority in Hawaii 77%. Minority in New Mexico 57%. Minority in California 56%. Recent data on minorities Recent data on minorities As of May 2007, 100.7 million minorities in US 1/3 US U.S. residents is a minority. More minorities in country today then there were people in the US in 1910 (92.2 million), now is over 300 million ....
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Notes 1.24.08 - 1/24/2008 Family Diversity 1. Terminology...

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