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age consciousness

The awareness of common interests based on age

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digital divide

pattern of inequality in which those who are of the dominant statuses relative to class, race, and age enjoy privileged access to the internet

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environmental racism

the dumping of toxic wastes in racial minority communities to a disproportionate degree compared to dumping in other areas

manufacturing plants produce waste. To dispose of this waste they look for cheap dumping grounds. Those places are in the poorest parts of town. Bc of the largely segregated housing which already exists, black communities often become literally toxic with waste. However, race played a greater role than any other variable including economic income or home values. Which suggests that this may be old fashioned ugly racism.

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globalization

a process whereby the world system of economic relationships becomes increasingly dominant, linking and integrating ever larger numbers of societies into a worldwide network of economic and political relaitonships

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perestroika

the restructuring of the Soviet Union

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population pyramid

a graph that illustrates the distribution of ages and sex to get a visual appreciation of population dynamics in a particular place

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redline

a banking practice that defines certain areas, such as those with a large minority population, as ineligible for mortgages and small business loans

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terrorism

The use of violence as a strategy to gain political objectives, often used by individuals or groups who usually have relative little power otherwise

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toxic imperialism

toxic dumping in underdeveloped countries by major corporations and industrialized or core nations

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war

an organized, armed conflict between nations