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Define the following terms found in Week One and Week Two readings:
Point of difference.
The tendency to assume that one’s culture and way of life is superior to all others.
Diverse racial or ethnic groups or both, forming a new cultural entity.
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.
People leaving one country to live in another.
People who are summing to a new country as a permanent resident.
Behaviors, beliefs, customs, values and practices of a particular group.
Answer each question in 250 to 350 words:
1. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
Some of the ways groups of people are identified are racial, ethnic, religion and gender.
Racial groups are identified by obvious and physical characteristics, such as skin color and facial attributes. In the United States there are many different racial groups such as White, African American, American Indians, Mexican Americans and Chinese Americans, to name a few.
Ethnic groups are groups of individuals that are set apart from other groups by national origin or cultural patterns. Ethnic groups can maintain their cultural practices through associations, clubs and places of worship. Cultural traits in groups usually originate from their homeland and from being prohibited from becoming part of a different society.
Religious groups are groups of people that choose to worship faiths other than Christianity. There are many different religious groups in the United State and many of them are misunderstood by those who worship Christianity, such as: Church of Jesus Crist of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah’s Witnesses, Amish, Muslims, and Buddhists. Cults and sects that practice other forms of worship such as: demon...