ETH 125 / Mid-term Class start date: April 26, 2010
Due: Week 5, Day 7
Part I – Terminology: Multiple choice (possible 50 points, 2 pts. each)
Match key terms with
their correct descriptions:
: Some descriptions were adapted from Richard Schaefer’s
Racial and Ethnic Groups
World Systems Theory, Ethnic Slur, Civil Disobedience, Conflict Perspective,
Transnationals, Blended Identity, Stereotype, Abolitionists, Informal Economy, Nativism,
Ethnocentrism, Panethnicity, Brain Drain, Remittances,
Reparations, Class, Gerrymandering, Orientalism, Racial Formation, Amalgamation, Racial
Profiling, Subordinate, Xenophobia
In sociology, this term means the same as minority.
This term denotes a structured ranking of groups that perpetuates unequal rewards
and power in society.
This is a sociological approach that assumes social structures are best understood in
terms of conflict or tension between competing groups.
This term describes a view of the global economic system as divided between nations
that control wealth and those that provide natural resources and labor.
This concept describes the development of solidarity between ethnic subgroups.
This notion assumes that one’s culture and way of life is superior to all others.
An unreliable generalization about all members of a group, failing to take into account
This term describes any police-initiated action based on race, ethnicity or national
origin rather than conduct.
Concept describing the transfer of money, goods or services that are not reported to
the government. This may include unreported income of chidcare services,
craftspeople and street vendors.
This term describes fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners.
Term used to describe beliefs and policies favoring native-born citizens over