10 terms

Chapter 5 - Ethnicity and Religion

bilingual education
strategy in which school subjects are taught in both the learner's original language and the second (majority) language
A social-group classification based on a combination of race, religion, social class, and regional residence
ethnicity paradox
the maintenance of one's ethnic ties in a way that can assist with assimilation in larger society
life chances
Max Weber's term for the extent to which individuals have access to important societal resources such as food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care.
respectable bigotry
Michael Lerner's term for the social acceptance of prejudice against White ethnics, when intolerance against non-white minorities is regarded as unacceptable
the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next
the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture
a term used by sociologists to refer to any of the full range of socially defined positions within a large group or society
ascribed status
a social position a person receives at birth or takes on involuntarily later in life.
achieved status
a position that is earned, accomplished, or involves at least some effort or activity on the individual's part