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Chapter 6 Definitions (Recognizing)


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Campaign for Redress
Official apology and reparations for the Japanese Interment during World War II and won that battle when President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Rights Act in 1988
Civil Liberties Act - 1988
Japanese Americans Reparation Act. Passed by US Congress and signed into law by Reagan to issue a presidential apology to Japanese Americans and to pay each surviving internee $20k as reparations for their internement during WWII
Collective Identities
The re-creation or resurgence of a racial/ethnic group's culture, traditions, or history
Collective Memory
The set of beliefs about the past which the nation's citizens hold in common and publicly recognize as legitimate representations of their history
Cultural Activism
Efforts to be able to freely their Native cultures by participating in traditional ceremonies
Grassroots Movement
Movements that are inspired and organized by the masses
Individual Identities
A new sense among participants of being defind at least partially along racial/ethnic lines
Left-Wing Movement
Movements that are attempting to increase freedom and equality for submerged groups
Nonviolent Direct Action
Engaging in confrontational tactics, such as strikes, sit-ins, and demonstrations, while remaining nonviolent, generally in the face of violence
Pan-Asian Identity
The activism of the Asian American movement of the 1970s
Political Repression
The use of force by a ruling group to maintain political, economic, or social control over other groups. Castro relied on Soviet aid and this government intimidation to scare those who did not agree with him
Race Pride Movement
The reassertions of racial identity and cultures that have occurred since the mid-1960s
Reform Movement
Movements where their goals were to make changes within the existing system (instead of attempting to overthrow the system as revolutionary movements would
Social Movement
Organized activism intended to be engaged in over a long period of time, with the objective of changing society in some way through collective action
Social Movement Organizations (SMOs)
Formal Organizations that share the goal of the larger social movement and help organize strategies, resources, and mobilization efforts
Collective Behavior
Unorganized, spontaneous, and often short-lived actions of a large group of people, such as riots, fashion, or fads
Relative Deprivation
The perception of a subordinate group that is situation is worse than that of the dominant group in terms of economics, power, and privilege
Mexican Americans, particularly those that are politically active, while "Latino" refers more broadly to all Hispanics
The crucial recruitment of movement participants
Sense of Efficacy
The belief that people can change their situation and a sense of feasibility
Sense of Feasibility
The sense of possibility, the potential of actors to carry our action successfully
Civil Disovedience
The practice of refusing to obey discriminatory laws, and nonviolent activism than the traditional civil rights organization, SCLC
Participatory Democracy
Organizational ideology that discourages centralization of leadership and is nonhierarchical