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Define the following terms found in Week One and Week Two readings:
Term | Definition |
Diversity | The condition of having or being composed of different elements. |
Ethnocentrism | Characterized by or based on the attitude that one’s group is superior. |
Melting pot | Diverse racial or ethnic groups or both, forming a new creation, a new cultural entity. |
Minority group | A subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than do the members of a dominate or majority group. |
Emigration | Leaving a country to settle in another. |
Immigration | Coming into a new country as a permanent resident. |
Culture | The customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group. |
Answer each question in 250 to 350 words:
What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
There are several ways in which groups of people are identified. There are racial groups in which the people are identified by obvious physical differences, such as skin color. There are ethnic groups, in which people are identified based on differences such as language, attitudes toward marriage and parenting and even food habits. There are religious groups which are identified based on the type of religion practiced. There are gender groups based on differences in males and females. There are also people who are grouped on the basis of age, disability status, physical appearances, and even sexual orientation. I do not believe that the ways groups of people are identified remains this simple however. As you walk through a typical high school, you can see how many different ways people are grouped, it is not just based on race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. There are groups based on money, the...