Race -A set of people commonly defined as belonging to the same group by virtue of common
visible features, such as skin colour or facial characteristics.
Ethnic group -Aset of people commonly defined as belonging to the same group by virtue of a
common birthplace, ancestry, or culture.
Diasporic group: Any ethnic group that has established multiple centres of immigrant life
throughout the world.
Assimilation - The process by which an outsider or immigrant group becomes indistinguishably
integrated into the dominant host society; similar to acculturation
Ethnic enclave: Aneighbourhood that is mainly or exclusively populated by people who belong
to the same ethnic group
Racial/ethnic socialization: The process by which we learn to perceive and evaluate people
according to presumed racial or ethnic differences.
Functionalist – racial inequality: prejudice, discrimination, benefits ethnic groups for it brings up
a sense of belonging and connectedness
Critical – they believe that the dominant group, ethnic group, will dominate economically
Symbolic Interactionist – racial socialization often contribute to racial conflicts
Canada is multicultural
• ACanadian political and social policy aimed at promoting ethnic tolerance and
ethnic community survival
Structural theory helps us understand the economic experiences of racial and ethnic minorities.
Soring of people into jobs begin at school
Social distance study’s an individual