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Majority Group Attitudes & Racism

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC336H1
Professor
Brasch
Semester
Fall

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October 12 Majority-group attitudes & racism Ethnic and multicultural attitudes - Preserving culture from a country of origin is supported by the majority of Canadians (87%) - Integration: o Certain types of multicultural activities were more acceptable than others Some resistance to public programs (radioTV programs or school programs) Positive support for cultural centres, ethnic histories, folk festivals Certain practices are more controllable (i.e. festivals) than others (i.e. school programs) - In Canada multiculturalism is directly tied to immigration Attitudes towards immigrants - Contradictions o Education and job skills o Hesitant to hire immigrants in high status positions o Willing to hire in lower-status jobs - Friends or businessprofessional relationship o Canadians in general were more willing to share a relationship with other Canadians over immigrants (any relationship) - Acceptance of immigrants for neighbours has been on the increase but intermarriage remains low - Ethnic groups create their own hierarchies; everyone has someone or group that they view to be lower than themselves Acculturation study - Looking at how they feel about their relationship with their ethnic group and with the dominant society - What relationship do they want? o Assimilation o Separation o Integration www.notesolution.com
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