Race and Ethnic Relation1

Race and Ethnic Relation1 - • Membership in a minority...

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Race and Ethnic Relations Understanding Race and Ethnicity Dominant and Subordinate Groups Subordinate or Minority Group – a group that is singled out for unequal treatment and who regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination. Minority groups experience a narrowing of life opportunities—for success, education, wealth, the pursuit of happiness —that goes beyond any personal shortcomings. A minority group does not share in proportion to its numbers in what a given society defines as valuable. Characteristics of Minority Groups:
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Unformatted text preview: • Membership in a minority group is an ascribed status • Physical or cultural traits that distinguish minorities are held in low esteem by the dominant group • Minorities are unequally treated by the dominant group • Minorities tend to marry within their own group • Minorities possess a strong sense of solidarity and share a distinct identity • Minority status is based on subordination rather than size • Dominant or Majority Group – the group with the most power, the greatest privileges, and the highest social status....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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