Sociology Racial inequality

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color-blind society
race is no longer a factor in the US
model minority
a well-educated and upwardly moving mobile group
affirmative action
an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education
voting rights act sec 4 and 5
"based on facts having no logical relation to the present day"
social construction
how society groups people and how it privileges certain groups over others
colonialism
policy or practice of acquiring full or partial control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically
craniometry
measure size of heads among different races to compare differences, weigh brains
manifest destiny
widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand through the continent
miscegenation laws
laws banning "race-mixing" were enforced in certain U.S. states from 1691 to 1967. All these laws primarily banned marriage between persons of different racially or ethnically defined groups.
White Man's Burden
the supposed or presumed responsibility of white people to govern and impart their culture or non white people
eugenics
attempt to improve the human race through control of the hereditary factors
white-flight
the move of white city-dwellers to the suburbs to escape the influx of minorities
redlining
refuse to someone because they live in an area deemed to be a poor financial risk
genetics
all races are genetically the same
environmental racism
the disproportionate differences between men and women
monogenesis
theory that humans are all descended from the same pair of ancestors