Minority group status- treated differently from dominant group *woman considered a minority group
*has nothing to do with numbers
ascribed status- born into it , have no control over it
Treated differently based on ascribed characteristics
U develop a self identity based on membership in this group
we develop an awareness of a shared identity.
Ethnicity- voluntary, fluid and multiple, cultural differences, not physical appearance.
Race- a group of people that share a number of
characteristics, (physical difference) (ex: Caucasian) sociologist say race is socialy constructed.
Integrating minority groups- 2 basics
Melting Pot- the mixture of cultures , adapting to the apropriate culture.
Cultural Pluralism- you can come to the us folw everything, but keep ur culture, way of living. Keep cultural practices.(ex; Amish, Muslims in Dearborn Michigan)
Process of Integration of minority groups
2 forms De jure - by law
2. De facto- the fact we have segragation still today not controlled by law
Accommodation - When a minority group comes in contact with a dominate group nows everything about them but, still stay culturally distinct (cubans in lil havanna, amish)
Acculturation - is when the minpority group act like the dominant group, but not flly embrassed by dominant group.
Assimilation - adopt culture by dominant group, and excepted by the the dominant group
Amalgamation- self integrated, cant tell them apart (interracial - all start looking the same )
Barriers to integration-
Prejudice- thoughts against a minority to view others in disgust
Discrimination- acts against a minority group, to make fun of, or hate on
Institutional racism- institutional discrimination