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Unformatted text preview: themselves as a cultural unit. What is a Minority Group? A minority is a category of people who lack power, privilege, and prestige in social, political or economic spheres . 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)....
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