Blending of a culturally distinct groups into a single group with a common culture and identity. (p. 243)
cultural pluralismPolicy that allows each group in society to keep its unique cultural identity. (p. 242)
de facto segregationsegregation based on informal norms (p. 243)
de jure segregationSegregation based on laws. (p. 243)
discriminationDenial of equal treatment to individuals based on their group membership. (p. 238)
ethnic cleansingThe process of removing a group from a particular area through terror, expulsion and mass murder. (p. 246)
ethnic groupIndividuals who share a common cultural background and common sense of identity. (p. 233)
ethnicitySec of cultural characteristics that distinguished one group from another. (p. 233)
genocideExtermination aimed at intentionally destroying an entire targeted population. (p. 244)
institutionalized discriminationDiscrimination that is an outgrowth of the structure of society. (p. 239)
legal discriminationDiscrimination that is upheld by law. (p. 239)
minority groupCategory of people who share physical characteristics or cultural practices that result in the group being denied equal treatment. (p. 235)
prejudiceUnsupported generalizations about a category of people. (p. 238)
raceCategory of people who share inherited characteristics and who are perceived by others as being a distinct group. (p. 232)
racismBelief that one's own race or ethnic group is naturally superior to other races or ethnic groups. (p. 240)
scapegoatingPractice of placing blame for one's troubles on an innocent individual or group. (p. 240)
segregationPhysical separation of a minority group from the dominant group. (p. 243)
self fulfilling prophecyPrediction that results in behavior that makes the prediction come true. (p. 239)
slaveryOwnership of one group of people by another group of people. (p. 244)
stereotypeOversimplified, exaggerated or unfavorable generalizations about a category of people. (p. 239)
subjugationMaintaining control over a group through force.

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(p. 244)
white ethnicsCollective reference to immigrants from the predominately Catholic countries of Ireland, Italy, France, Poland and Greece.