Eth/125, Week 1, Appendix a Essay

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Appendix A Ashley Oliver ETH/125 Jose Rodriguez Diversity | The state of being diverse, or different from others. | Ethnocentrism | Judging another culture based on the value’s and standards of one’s own culture. | Melting Pot | A place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc., are mixed together. | Minority Group | A subordinate group whose members have less control or power over their own lives than members of a dominate majority group do. | Emigration | The act of leaving one’s country or region to settle in another. | Immigration | The act of foreigners coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence. | Culture | The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. | Part II Answer each question in 250 to 350 words: 1. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified? Groups of people are identified by four types of minority or subordinate groups. The four groups used to identify people are; racial groups, ethnic groups, religious groups, and gender groups. Racial groups are reserved for minorities and certain majorities that are socially set apart because of physical differences. Physical differences, such as skin color and hair color, and different cultural distinctions, distinguish racial groups. Ethnic groups are distinguished from dominate groups based on cultural differences. These cultural differences such as; language, different beliefs about marriage and parenting, and different food preferences, differentiate individuals from the minority group, into the ethnic group. Hispanics and Latinos make up a large part of the ethnic group. Religious groups are based on an association with a religion other than the dominate faith is the basis for this minority group. Religious minorities include groups such as; Jehova’s Witness, Amish, Muslim, and Buddhist. Gender groups

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