Chapter 14 outline

Chapter 14 outline - Chapter 14 Race Ethnicity The Social...

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Race Race: socially constructed category of people who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society consider important 3 racial types o Caucasoid o Negroid o Mongoloid No society contains biologically “pure” people Because racial ranking shapes access to wealth & prestige, societies may construct racial categories in extreme ways Constructed from biological traits Ethnicity Ethnicity : shared cultural heritage Based on common ancestry, language, or religion that gives them a distinctive social identity ethnic category Meaning of ethnicity is socially constructed , becoming important only because society defines it that way Minorities Minority : any category of people distinguished by physical or cultural difference that a society Can be based on race, ethnicity, or both 2 important characteristics o Distinctive identity which may be based on physical or cultural traits o Subordination Prejudice Prejudice
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