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Pinal Patel Signe O. Wegener ENGL 1102M April 12, 2011 Minority Groups and Dominant Groups Minority and dominant groups do have an effect on the self-confidence and behaviors of a human being. A minority group consists of individuals who are labeled as socially undesirable and discriminated against on the basis of their identity. Dominant groups are groups with more power, privilege, and social status. Both minority and dominant groups hold their own characteristics and ways in which they became a part of either group. Both minority and majority groups treat each other differently in reply to each action. Not surprisingly, it depends on which class and individual belongs to, their whole life can change. Many minority groups face a lot of discrimination, segregation, and racism. As in movie “ Crash ”, the minority groups presented were treated differently by the majority groups, and their lifestyle differ also. (Crash) In this movie, Rick and Jean Cabot were robbed twice by someone. Once the two young black men, Anthony and Peter stole their car by drawing guns on the head. On the same night, their house was robbed by someone. Now Jean do not even trust the locksmith, Daniel who came to fix the locks of the doors after they were robbed. Because she thinks that they will be robbed again by same people. So, there is insecurity that she feels toward minority groups and groups other than Whites. Jean Cabot even gets angry with her Mexican maid Maria has not emptied the dishwasher. There is kind of angriness, distrustfulness toward minority groups being presented. In multicultural western societies, more and more frequently members of ethnic minority groups
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