30 terms

Multicultural vocabulary

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Prejudice
an opinion or strong feeling formed without careful thought or regard to the facts
Integration
the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
Assimilation
Blending of culturally distinct groups into a single group with a common culture and identity
Affirmative action
programs intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minority groups and women gain access to jobs and opportunities
Asylum seeker
A person wanting to enter or stay in a foreign country because of a fear of persecution at home
Refugee
a person who has to leave his or her country to find safety.
Core value
Moral beliefs held by citizens that underlie their attitudes toward political and other issues. As integral parts of an individual's identity, these beliefs are stable and resistant to change.
Diaspora
a dispersion of people from their homeland
Diversity
difference, variety; a condition of having many different types or forms
Emigration
migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
Ethnicity
Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions.
Homogenous
the quality of being uniform in kind or nature, all of the same or similar kind or nature
Illegal immigrants
migrants who enter a country without proper documents
Immigration
migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
Interracial
between, among, or involving people of different races
Melting pot
an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
Roots
the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
Heritage
practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
Segregation
a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
Stereotype
a generalized belief about a group of people
Pariah
a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Naturalization
the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
Multiculturalism
the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can co-exist peacefully and equitably in a single country
Globalization
The trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.
Cultural globalization
The spread of a set of beliefs, values, norms, language, and meaning systems that are shared by people who participate in this global community.
Majority group
The group of people who makes up the largest percentage of the population in a country
Minority group
Any group of people who do not make up the largest percentage of the population in a country
Discrimination
Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
Integration
The action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
Culture
All the knowledge and values shared by a society
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