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ISS 335 Exam 1 Review Sheet - Bill McCaughey ISS 335 Exam 1...

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Bill McCaughey ISS 335 Exam 1 Review Sheet Diversity: Diversity is having a wide range of races, ethnicity, and sexes within a population Race: The physical characteristics that people use to categorize people into certain races, skin color is the main physical attribute used to classify. Division of human pop. Having common origin and traits Gender vs. Sex: Sexual Dimorphism: Certain sexes have different physical differences (some species do some don’t) Gender Roles: The roles our culture puts on girls and boys starting from a very young age. Exp. In America girls play with Barbie dolls and baking shit while boys play with GI Joe and cars Ethnicity: The group people are placed into based on their cultural heritage and their country of origin Class: Socio-economic class that people are often placed into based on their race, ethnicity, and economic status Social Darwinism: theory that rich are genetically superior to others Eugenics: The social movement to improve the genetics of the population. Achieved through selective breeding or genocide Darwin’s model of natural selection: fuck bitches get money. Weak die and the strong survive Race as subspecies: (Importance of genetic isolation) Cannot breed and the separated population Race as social construct: A person’s racial identity is shaped by their culture and social interactions. A white person raised in Africa will have different opinion on race and thinking Diversity as study of self: We usually talk about diversity as if we are comparing us to them. Whites will talk about blacks and also compare them to themselves and vise versa. Dominant Culture: Dominant culture is usually the majority culture in a nation. Minority cultures and immigrants are usually forced to assimilate. Sometimes the minority population can be the dominant culture because they hold political or economic power, e.g. South Africa or colonial America Assimilation: The act when immigrants or minority cultures adopt the culture of the dominant culture Melting Pot: Most often when immigrants assimilate to a dominant culture they bring some of
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