Chapter01Glossary

Involuntary immigrantsimmigrants who did not choose

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Unformatted text preview: onal achievement, educational credentials, and power among groups of people. Involuntary immigrants—Immigrants who did not choose to emigrate from their native countries, but were forced to or conquered by the dominant group. Marginalization—Relegation to a position that is not part of the mainstream or accepted by most people. Meritocracy—A system based on the belief that an individual’s achievements are based on their own personal merits and hard work and that the people who achieve at the highest levels deserve the greatest social and financial rewards. Multicultural...
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