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the minority group is removed from
a hostile or potentially hostile
environment. Ex: The Native American were removed and
placed on reservations. Later, they were moved
again. Continued Subjugation: This is
where the dominant group has every
intention of maintaining its
privileges over the minority group.
privileges Genocide: This is where the
minority group is removed or
eliminated by being exterminated.
eliminated Ex: Adolf Hitler and the Nazis exterminated 6
million Jews between 1940 and 1945.
million Racism: The belief that one racial
category is inherently superior or inferior
to Usually, the belief is that the dominant group is
superior to the minority group.
superior Minority Group:
Those individuals whose appearances and
cultural practices are at odds with the majority
of society or the bulk of the population. This
often leads to unequal treatment, and unequal
access to wealth, power, and prestige.
access The Majority (Dominant) Group:
The The group that is known as the bulk of
Ethnocentrism: The tendency to judge other cultures
through the prism of one’s own cultural
standards. Racial and Skin Preference Test: The Frustration- Aggression
Some people that are goal directed or oriented can
become frustrated and angry when their goals or
desires are interrupted, blocked, or not achieved.
They seek to find a socially approved target known
as a “Scapegoat”. This often manifests itself in the
form of the minority group. When you see a good man, try to emulate him. When
you see a bad man, examine your own heart.
-Confucius See video for examples of racism and discrimination:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ujQMuUSvWI The Trees
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.
The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.
There was trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw. By: Rush
Lyrics by: Neil Peart...
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2013 for the course SOC 1013 taught by Professor Deborahl.matusko during the Spring '08 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.
- Spring '08