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Department
Anthropology
Course
APG 203
Professor
Professor Garcia- Quijano
Semester
Spring

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4/1/14 Ethnic groups and ethnicity • Achieved status- gained through choices, actions, efforts, talents or accomplishments Status shifting • Some status, particularly ascribed, are mutually exclusive o Some statuses are contextual • Minority groups: an ascribed status associated with a position in a given social-political hierarchy o Minority does not equal less number of people o Called minority because they don’t have the power o Hold inferior power and have less secure access to resources than majority groups Race and Racism • Race- an ethnic group assumed to have a biological basis • Racism- discrimination against an ethnic group, assumed to have a biological basis Hu
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