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Chapter 1: Exploring Race and Ethnicity ISS 215, section 002 Dr. Norman Friday, September 3, 2010
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Minority groups Subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than do the members of a dominant or majority group…. Have majority groups always been in control? Southern states high minority population Detroit up until the late 1960s
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U.S. population changes
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5 characteristics of a minority group 1. Unequal treatment because of prejudice, discrimination, segregation, extermination; 2. Distinguishing physical or cultural traits such as skin color, language, religion, etc.; 3. Involuntary membership- born into the group; 4. Strong sense of group solidarity because of the awareness of subordination; 5. In-group marriage;
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Minority population by state
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Types of minority groups Racial groups- defined in terms of obvious physical differences, ie: skin color, hair type and color; Ethnic groups- differentiated on the basis of cultural differences, ie: language, social issues, food, religion; Differences usually originate from groups homeland Religious groups- religious beliefs different from the dominant faith- Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Amish, Muslims, Buddhists; Gender groups- females culturally are the subordinate group;
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