Race and Ethnic Relations

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Race and Ethnic Relations Dominant-Minority Relations The Consequences of Subordinate-Group Status There are several consequences for a group of subordinate status. These differ in their degree of harshness, ranging from physical annihilation to absorption into the dominant group: Extermination The most extreme way of dealing with a subordinate group is to eliminate it. One historical example is the British destruction of the people of Tasmania, an island off the coast of Australia. There were 5,000 Tasmanians in 1800, but because they were attacked by settlers and forced to live on less inhabitable lands, the last full-
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Unformatted text preview: blooded Tasmanian died in 1876. The term genocide is used to describe the deliberate, systematic killing of an entire people or nation. This term is often used in reference to the Holocaust, Nazi Germany’s extermination of 12 million European Jews and other ethnic minorities during World War II. The term “ethnic cleansing” was introduced as ethnic Serbs instituted a policy to eliminate Muslims from parts of Bosnia. More recently, a genocidal war between the Hutu and Tutsi people in Rwanda left 300,000 school-age children orphaned....
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