Appendix E: Racial Formation

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Appendix E

Part I

Define the following terms:

|Term |Definition | |Racial formation | | | |Too look at a race as a socially constructed identity. | |Segregation |Setting apart or separating things or people and may refer to. | |De jure segregation | | | |Segregation or isolation of individual from main group that Is imposed by law | |Pluralism |A condition in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious, or cultural groups are present and | | |tolerated within society | |Assimilation |The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs attitude of the prevailing | | |culture. |

Part II

Answer the following questions in 150 to 350 words each:

• Throughout most of U.S. history in most locations, what race has been the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group? It shows that the whites were the majority group threw out history, also it was deemed by the color of your skin also meaning if you had lighter looking skin the you were consider to be white , but if you had the darker looking color of skin then you were deemed to be of a different race.

• What are some of the larger racial minorities...
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