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Unformatted text preview: play very big roles in societies in the United States; this is because of the social meaning people have attached to them. Some feel that a certain race or group may be below them because of their income, or the way they live. These concepts usually benefit the person who is defining who is privileged and who is not. Race and class have implications for the way people are treated. Social importance of race comes from a process of racial formation, its biological significance is uncertain. Racial and ethnic oppression in the United States today is the distinction between assimilation and pluralism. Assimilation demands subordinate group conformity to the dominant group, while pluralism implies mutual respect between diverse groups....
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- Spring '08
- Mexican American, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Ethnicity Sarah Calame