Chapter 1 Notes
Chapter 1 Notes SO 2203
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Racial and Ethnic Minorities Chapter 1 Race and Ethnicity in the US M Proiected in 2050 0 White NonHispanic 66 46 0 Hispanic 15 30 0 African American 13 15 0 Asian 6 9 0 Native American 1 1 0 Minorities 34 54 Diversity at MSU and Mississippi MSU Students 20000 State Of MississiDDi3M 0 White 71 60 0 Black 20 375 0 Hispanic 2 3 0 American Indian 1 6 0 Asian 05 1 0 Pacific Islander 01 1 0 Multiracial 15 12 0 Unknown 1 Race and Ethnicity 0 Socially Constructed 0 Race socially constructed category of people Who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society consider important Biology Physical characteristic 0 Ethnicity shared cultural heritage Cultural characteristics Types of Groups 0 A Minoritv Group any category of people distinguished by physical or cultural differences that a society sets apart and subordinates 0 A minority group has five characteristics 1 Unequal treatment 2 Distinguishing physicalcultural traits 3 Involuntary membership 4 Awareness of subordination 5 in group marriage B Racial Groups minorities or majorities that are set apart because of obvious physical differences C Ethnic Groups differentiated from the dominant group on the basis of cultural differences D Religious Groups E Gender Groups groups of specific genders biological differences that divide the population into male or female 0 Gender personal traits and social positions that memebers of a society attach to being male or female Strati cation 0 Social Stratification a system by which society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy 0 Broad Stratifications Class RaceEthnicity Gender 0 Dimensions of Social Stratification Income earning from work or investments Wealth total value of money and other assets minus outstanding debts Power Occupational Prestigestatus Education Poverty Health Social Construction of RaceEthnicity 0 Biological Races Skin Color Genetics 0 Political and Social Definitions Racial Formation process by which social economic and political forces determine the content and importance of racial categories 0 Historical 0 Reporting and statistics about race