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practices, a sense of common
historical heritage, or any other
The learning of everything you are (e.g. your
cultural traits, etc…).
Primary Socialization- is the learning of basic
societal norms and rules for proper conduct. This
usually takes place within the nuclear family. The
Primary Agents of socialization are the
Secondary Agents of Socialization- everyone else in
society with whom you come in contact (teachers,
doctors, priests, your peer group, etc…)
Refers to irrational attitudes and preconceived
judgements (either favorable or unfavorable)
toward a category of people.
Ex: Special interest groups that only promote
themselves are practicing prejudice.
The unequal treatment of people because of
their group membership.
This is an action.
action. Robert Merton (1949)
stated that prejudice and
discrimination could be
combined in four
different 1. The Unprejudice NonUnprejudice
Discriminator The UnprejudiceThe
Discriminator The Prejudice NonThe
Discriminator The Prejudice-Discriminator
The George Simpson and Milton Yinger
(1985) developed six patterns of
intergroup hostility or cooperation.
This list covers virtually all possible
patterns of race and ethnic relations,
and each pattern exists or has
existed in the world.
existed Assimilation: This is where the
minority group is simply eliminated
by being absorbed into the dominant
group. Ex: The “Hispanic Panic” Pluralism: This is tolerance of
Ex: Our country was founded on the ideals of
religious pluralism (e.g. you have the freedom
to worship whatever you wish).
to Legal Protection of Minorities: This
is governmental protection for the
rights of minorities.
rights Ex: Affirmative Action, etc... Population Transfer: This is where
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