Racial and Ethnic Relations

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Racial and Ethnic Relations Assimilation – the blending or fusing of minority groups into the dominant society. When a group is fully assimilated, its members are given full participation in all aspects of the society. Anglo-Conformity – incoming groups conform to traditional American institutions Melting pot or tossed salad? Melting Pot – all ethnic and racial minorities voluntarily blend together. Tossed Salad – traditions and cultures exist side by side. Cultural Pluralism immigrants desire to maintain at least some of the “old” ways. Accommodation – extreme cultural pluralism – a minority maintains its own culturally unique way of life. ( Amish, Cuban). Patterns of conflict between dominant and minority cultures Genocide – the systematic effort to destroy an entire population.
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Unformatted text preview: Hitler and the Jews Japanese and the “Rape of Nanking” (1937) Serbs and Muslims in Bosnia (1990’s) Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda (1999-2001) Turks and Armenians in Ottoman Empire (1918) US and Philippines (1902) Population transfer – a minority is forced either to move to a remote location or to leave entirely. US and Native Americans (1800’s) Subjugation – a denial of equal access to the culture and lifestyle of the larger society. De Jure segregation – subjugation by law. (Southern lifestyle under Jim Crow, or Henry Ford’s practices). De Facto segregation – Subjugation by custom. It is difficult to prove bias, so this is a very effective way of controlling a minority....
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