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A category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, homeland, culture, society, language, or symbolic systems such as religion, rituals, cuisine, dressing style, art, and physical appearance.

Ethnic Identity.

2

Racial categories are socially (society) constructed, most biologists agree that not enough biological traits or genetic markers exist among humans to identify different “races” within the human race.

Race.

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Ethnic identity formation is the way in which individuals:

1) come to understand their ethnicity and 2) make decisions about its role in their lives, 3) regardless of the extent of their ethnic involvement.

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Self-reflection may bring about an awareness of:

1) desire to learn more about one’s cultural heritage
2) cultural stereotypes held by the majority culture

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Ethnic identity statuses are defined in terms of dimensions of....

Culture of origin/ethnic culture and majority culture.

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Based on Erikson's & Marcia's identity theories & model, development of ethnic identity begins during _______, but is a ________ process.

adolescence but is a life-long process.

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What are the four statuses of ethnic identity:

-Bicultural
-Assimilation
-Separation
-Marginality

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Developing a dual identity; based on one’s culture of origin and the majority culture.

Bicultural.

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Leaving the ethnic culture behind and adopting the ways of the majority culture.

Assimilation

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Associating only with members of one’s own ethnic cultural group and rejecting* the ways of the majority culture.

Separation

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Rejecting* one’s culture of origin but also feeling rejected* by the majority culture.

Marginality

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What are the four ethnic groups and what statuses do they belong to?

Bicultural=Mexican Americans & Asians.
Assimilation-no groups
Separation=Most blacks
Marginality=Native Americans