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Sociology 100 chapter 10 notes part 1

by: Shayla Pedigo

Sociology 100 chapter 10 notes part 1 soc 100

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These are good to look over for the exams.
Steve Hillis
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shayla Pedigo on Sunday April 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to soc 100 at Purdue University taught by Steve Hillis in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see sociology in Sociology at Purdue University.


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Date Created: 04/24/16
Sociology Chapter 10 Notes Racial Group- A group that is set apart from others because of physical differences that have taken on social significance. Ethnic Group- set apart from others primarily because of its national origin or distinctive cultural patterns. Minority Group- a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than the members of a dominant or majority group have over theirs. Racial Formation- a sociohistorical process in which racial categories are created, inhabited, transformed, and destroyed. Prejudice- a negative attitude toward an entire category of people, often an ethnic or racial minority. Ethnocentrism- the tendency to assume that one’s own culture and way of life represent the norm or are superior to all others. Racism- The belief that one race is supreme and all others are innately inferior. Stereotypes- unreliable generalizations about all members of a group that do not recognize individual differences within the group. Color-blind Racism- the use of the principle of race neutrality to defend a racially unequal status quo. Discrimination- the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups because of prejudice or other arbitrary reasons. Glass Ceiling- refers to an invisible barrier that blocks the promotion of a qualified individual in a work environment because of the individual’s gender, race, or ethnicity. White Privilege- refers to rights or immunities granted to people as a particular benefit or favor simply because they are white. Institutional discrimination- refers to the denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and groups that results from the normal operations of a society. Affirmative Action- refers to positive efforts to recruit minority group. Exploitation Theory- used to explain the basis of racial subordination in the US. Racial Profiling- any arbitrary action initiated by an authority based on race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on an authority based on race. Contact Hypothesis- states that in cooperative circumstances, interracial contact between people of equal status will cause them to become less prejudiced and to abandon old stereotypes.


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