Associate Level Material
The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Match race and ethnicity key terms with their correct descriptions:
1. Copy each key term from the Key Terms list below.
2. Paste each key term into the cell to the right of its matching description.
Key Terms: Stereotype, Gender group, Pluralism, Sociology, Minority group, Assimilation, Conflict perspective, Segregation, Ethnic group, Racism, Class, Subordinate group, Social construction of race, Racial group, Religious minority group.
Note: Some descriptions were adapted from Richard Schaefer’s Racial and Ethnic Groups, 10th ed., 2006.
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|Gender Group |
|This is the study of social behavior. A professional in this field may study intergroup relations between African Americans and Asian Americans, for example. |Sociology |
|This occurs when a person both believes and feels that his or her own racial group is superior to another racial group. |Racism |
|The most common definition of this term is a social ranking by social wealth. An example would be a family whose income level categorizes them below the poverty |Class |
|line, versus a family whose income level categorizes them far above the poverty line. | |
|This is when an oppressor uses race to determine who is and is not privileged. These determinations are made by assigning characteristics to races and dividing them|Social Construction of Race |
|into groups. At minimum, characteristics include physical or cultural traits. | |
|This is a broad generalization about groups which does not account for individual differences. An example would be if a person were to generalize that all people |Stereotype |
|from New York City are pushy. | |
|Among many others, Chinese Americans, African American, Native Americans and Caucasians are examples of this group. Members of such a group can be identified by |Racial Group |
|obvious physical differences. | ...