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Unformatted text preview: . Minorities must always be understood in relation to others in the social structure. A minority groups lacks power, prestige, and privilege in relation to others. They are unable to achieve their will. They lack resources to support their own interests effectively. Minority groups are people who are singled out for unequal treatment. Minorities have a shared sense of identity. Minorities may actually be a numerical majority (e.g., women in American society). D. Racism Racism refers to attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors that favor one group over another . Racism involves an ideology (a belief structure) that explains racist beliefs. The minority group might be seen as biologically inferior and, therefore, practices involving their domination and exploitation are reasonable . Others may justify racist beliefs by citing scientific evidence. Regardless, a pervasive ideology (belief structure) exists to validate the unequal expectations held by the majority....
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