Chapter14Notes - Chapter 14 notes Race and Ethnicity -race...

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Chapter 14 notes – Race and Ethnicity -race – a socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society consider important -race is a socially constructed concept -ethnicity – a shared cultural heritage -minorities are a majority in four states – California, New Mexico, Texas, and Hawaii -minorities share a distinctive identity (which may be based on physical or cultural traits) and they experience subordination -prejudice – a rigid and unfair generalization about an entire category of people -prejudice often takes the form of a stereotype -social distance – how closely people are willing to interact with members of some category What patterns of social distance do we find among college students today? 1. Student opinion shows a trend toward greater social acceptance 2. People see less difference between various minorities 3. The terrorist attacks of Sept 11 th 2001 may have reduced social acceptance of Arabs and Muslims -racism – the belief that one racial category is innately superior or inferior to another
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