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Chapter 10 Race and Ethnicity textbook notes

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

TEXTBOOK NOTES Chapter 10 Race and Ethnicity Sociologist identified certain social conditions that lead to high levels of participation in sports People who face widespread prejudice and discrimination often enter sports, entertainment and crime to improve their social and economic position Prejudice attitude that judges a person on hisher groups realimagined characteristics Discrimination is unfair treatment of ppl bc of their group membership Race - a social construct used to distinguish ppl in terms of one or more physical markers, usually w profound effect on their lives Sociologists believe race is important bc it allows social inequality to be created and perpetuated Scapegoat disadvantaged person or category of ppl that others blame for their problems Race is socially defined group of ppl whose perceived physical markers deemed significant, ethnic group comprises of ppl whose perceived cultural markers are deemed significant Ethnic groups differ from one another in terms of language, religion, customs, values, ancestors Ethnic group comprises ppl whose perceived cultural markers are deemed socially significant Multiculturalism policy emphasizes tolerance of ethnic and racial differences Melting pot ideaology of the united states values the disappearance of ethnic and racial difference Symbolic ethnicity nostalgic allegiance to the culture of the immigrant generation, or that of the old country, that is not usually incorporated in everyday behaviour Racism a belief that a visible characteristic of a group, such as skin colour indicated group inferiority and justified discrimination Ecological theory Proposed by Robert Park, distinguishing five stages in process by which conflict among ethnic and racial groups emerges and is resolves o Invasion one racialethnic group tired to move into territory of another o Resistance established group tired to defend its territory against intruding group o Competition if established group doesnt drive out newcomers, two groups compete for scarce resources www.notesolution.com
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