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Discrimination. What Are Things People Discriminate Against?. Race Ethnicity Religion Physical Appearance Lifestyle Homosexuality Transgender Personal Choices Abortion Pre-Marital Sex. Minority Groups. Treated unequally by dominant group

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What are things people discriminate against
What Are Things People Discriminate Against?

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Religion

  • Physical Appearance

  • Lifestyle

    • Homosexuality

    • Transgender

  • Personal Choices

    • Abortion

    • Pre-Marital Sex


Minority groups
Minority Groups

  • Treated unequally by dominant group

  • Physical or cultural traits held in low esteem by dominant group

  • Feel strong group solidarity

  • Membership by birth

  • Marry within the group

    What are some minority groups??


Objectives of minority groups
Objectives of Minority Groups

  • Pluralism – live peacefully with dominant group

  • Assimilation – sharing culture with dominant group

  • Secession – cultural and political independence

  • Militancy – want to overtake dominant group


Objectives of dominant group
Objectives of Dominant Group

  • Pluralism – encourage differences

  • Assimilation – absorb the minority

  • Segregation – keep minority “in its place”

  • Internal Colonialism – follows segregation

  • Population Transfer – minority forced to leave

  • Genocide - extermination


Melting pot or salad bowl
Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?

  • Melting Pot – try to “melt” new European cultures into one big American culture

    Salad Bowl – mixing all the different cultures together to create an American culture


Iq or standardized testing
IQ or Standardized Testing

  • Biased towards white, middle to upper class

  • Ex: Marathon: Runner

    • Regatta:Oarsman

  • Ex: Escalators


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Discrimination

  • Hate speech

  • Stereotypes

  • Labeling

  • Hate groups

  • All passed on to next generations!

  • Reverse discrimination – works both ways!


Corrections social policy
Corrections - Social Policy

  • Cultural Centers

  • Ethnic Appreciation Days

  • Social Studies classes

  • Foreign Language classes

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHo0pHo8dao


Affirmative action
Affirmative Action

  • Created to assist minority groups in getting into college

  • Bakke Case

    • Colleges can not use quotas but can use race to diversify population

  • Has affirmative action run its course, or is it still necessary?

  • Defining the N Word


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