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The classification of people who share a common cultural, linguistic or ancestral heritage
the group that has the largest population and holds a significant amount of power and privilege
organizations that promote hostility or violence toward others based on race and other factors
the willing movement of people from one society to another
- desire for a better life
the forced immigration of people from one soceity to another
-enslaved Africans to the US
groups that enter into an area voluntarily but seek to maintain their own culture while also integrating into the dominant groups
groups that seek to shed their old ways and integrate themselves into what is considered mainstream society
groups that voluntarily separate themselves from the dominant group and view the dominant group with distain, believing that it will corrupt the group's belief system
neighborhoods where people from similar cultures live together and assert cultural distinction from the dominant group
simplified perceptions people have of an entire group that are usually based on false assumptions
maintains the advantage for the dominant group, while providing the appearance of fairness to all
Cycle of poverty
a generational barrier that prevents poor people from breaking into middle and upper classes
suggests that we often ignore institutional discrimination that applies to minorities
the sense that a person must keep a foot in two worlds, one in the majority group's world, one in the minority group's world
seeks to explain racial stratification by looking at power relations in the society
a social policy designed to help minority groups gain opportunities through employment and education
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