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Privilege is the benefits and consequences of being in the dominant category of any social hierarchy. In other words, an advantage a particular person or group has over another. In the United States, the white race has an advantage over all other non- white minorities. For example, in Chapter 3 it states, "White settlers were allowed greater access to Native American lands, white servants were allowed to police slaves through slave patrols and militias, and barriers were created so that free labor would not be placed in competition with slave labor" (Gramlich Nd). Intersectionality is a theoretical approach to inequality that focuses on the multilevel and simultaneous interplay of social categories. For instance, the overlapping of classes such as race, sexuality, and class in which an individual experiences oppression or discrimination. For example, as found in Chapter 3, "American Indians came to be understood as a lesser race— uncivilized savages—thus providing a justification for the extermination of the native peoples" (Gramlich Nd). Racism is any attitude, belief, behavior, or institutional arrangement that tends to favor one racial or ethnic group over another. In other words, the stereotypical derogatory name calling one race has towards another. One displays Racism by not providing a service to someone of color because you discriminate against them. In Chapter 3 it states that "The degraded status of Africans was justified on the ground that Negros, like the Indians, were an uncivilized lesser race, perhaps even more lacking in intelligence and laudable human qualities than the red- skinned natives" (Gramlich Nd). Racial Caste System is a system of social inequality with two or more rigidly defined and unequal groups, membership in which is determined by birth and passed from generation to generation. In other words, it is basically a system in which people of color are kept in an
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