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Race and Ethnicity.docx

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Race and EthnicityAboriginal peoplesAccount for 38 of the populationFastest growing segment of Canadian populationDespite impressive strides remain at higher risk or illness and die younger than the Canadian population as a woeInadequate housing and food1 in 4 earns less than 10 Per hourRace and ethnicityA race is a category composed of people who share biologically transmited traits that members of a society deem socially significant Race is a significant oncept chiefly because most people consider it to be suchEthnicity is a shared culture heritage Races may also be analyzed as ethnic categories in many casesA racial or ethnic minority is a category of people distinguished by physical or cultural traits who are socially disadvantagedDiscrimination and RacismDiscrimination refers to a negative action toward members of a specific social groupInstitutional discrimination occurs when a person acts on discriminatory guidelines of an institution such as an employerRacism refers to the belief that one racial category is innately superior or inferior to anotherInstitutional prejudice and discrimination refers to bias in attitude or action inherent in the operation of a societys institutionPrejudicenegative assessment about what a person or group is like before you actually meet themEcological fallacyDrawing conclusions about individual attributes from data gathered from an entire group
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