Unformatted text preview: country to the United States. When many individuals or groups migrate to the U.S., they go from being part of the dominant group to being part of a subordinate group. They are able to maintain their identity with their race and culture through different groups and publications that appeal to their cultural groups. Conflict occurs between the dominant group and the subordinate group when the dominant group begins to oppress the subordinate group. Another reason that these two concepts are important is because the U.S. has a history of racial intolerance. It is important for this country and the individuals who live here to learn to be tolerable of different subordinate groups. Individuals also need to learn to accept different cultural practices so that there is less racism. Increasing racial and cultural tolerance could decrease a lot of tension felt between the dominant group and many subordinate groups that live within the United States....
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- Spring '09
- subordinate group, dominant group