Sociology 2140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Doukhobor, Acculturation, Racial Profiling

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5 million (16. 2%) ideniied as a visible minority. Race: categories of people who are believed to share disinct physical characterisics that are deemed socially signiicant. Disincions among human populaions are graded, not abrupt on a coninuum. Genes of blacks and whites are 99. 9% alike. Populaions: word that scienists who reject the race concept use when referring to what people would call a race. Racism (miles and brown): an ideology that is used in the service of separaing us from them in the building of naion states and the creaion of corollary naionalist ideologies. Any conceptualizaion, acivity or representaion of human beings that forms a distorted view both of human beings and of their social relaions. Genocide: the systemaic annihilaion of one racial or ethnic group by another. Expulsion/ populaion transfer: when a dominant group forces a subordinate group to leave the country or to live only in designated areas of the country.

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