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Yolanda Campos Axia College Material Appendix B Checkpoint: The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity Note : Some descriptions were adapted from Richard Schaefer’s Racial and Ethnic Groups , 10th ed., 2006. Description Key Term This group is the same as a subordinate group. A defining feature of this group is that its members have less control or power over their lives than do members of dominant groups. Minority group This describes the social structure between competing groups as defined by conflict or tension. An example would be the conflict that occurs between Haitians and United States citizens when Haitian refugees seek a new home in the United States. Conflict perspective This is a group with distinct national origins or cultural patterns. For example, Norwegian Americans belong to this type of group. Ethnic group Women are considered the social minority in the United States because they belong to this group, and are sometimes subject to prejudice and discrimination. Gender group
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course ETH 125 ETH 125 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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