ETH 125-Checkpoint-Defining Race and Ethnicity

ETH 125-Checkpoint-Defining Race and Ethnicity - Summary of...

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Summary of Chapter One Race and ethnicity are two separate terms. Race refers to the physical features that set apart a group within society based on physical differences. Ethnicity is the cultural differences or origins that set apart a group within society. Society within the United States is defined by these terms, and allows for it to consist of a dominant group and subordinate groups. These subordinate groups are divided by race, ethnicity, religion, and gender. The dominant group will reap the benefits of society such as wealth and education, while the subordinate groups will be assigned less of what society values. This helps to create stratifications or classes that define groups even further. It becomes difficult for people of one kind of subordinate group to move from one class to another. It becomes even more difficult for people who belong to more than one subordinate group to maneuver among classes. Subordinate groups are not formed by choice; rather people are born into them. There are three main ways that subordinate-group-dominant-group relationships are
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course ETHICS 125 125 taught by Professor Jefferson during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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ETH 125-Checkpoint-Defining Race and Ethnicity - Summary of...

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