Why do Minorities Continue in Society

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Why do Minorities Continue in Society? Minorities Lack Power Resources. Resources could take the form of property, money, position, or organization. People in Society Benefit Members of the elite as well as members of the general population benefit from the existence of minorities. From the stand point of the general public minorities provide scapegoat goats. Deviantizing minorities takes people out of competition for jobs, housing, and education. From the point of view of the elite, minorities represent groups where more profit can be extracted. Culture and Structure are Generally Accepted Most people accept the structural and cultural patterns in society and see little reason to change them . It takes a long time for social patterns to develop. Those patterns seem functional, especially to those who benefit from their existence. Therefore, those who benefit are more resistant to change. Remember the idea of "Tyranny of the majority?" Most of the population is willing to let a
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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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