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Contact hypothesis

The idea that the more people get to know members of a minority group personally, the less likely they are to be prejudiced against that group

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Gender racism

The overlapping cumulative effect of inequality due to racism and sexism

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Discrimination

Any act that treats people on a pulley or unfairly because of their group membership

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Ethnocentrism

The belief that one's own cultural society or group is inherently superior to others

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Stereotype

In oversimplify or exaggerated generalization about a category of people

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Prejudice

An attitude positive or negative toward people because of their group membership

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Racism

A set of beliefs that one's own racial group is naturally superior to other groups

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Pluralism

Minority groups retain their culture but have equal social standing and society

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Segregation

The physical and social separation of dominant and minority groups

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Genocide

The systematic effort to kill all members of a particular ethnic, religious, political, racial or national group

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Minority

A group of people who may be subject to differential and unequal treatment because of physical, cultural, or other characteristics, such as sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or skin color

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Dominant group

Any physically or culturally distinct a group that has the most economic and political power, the greatest privileges, and highest social status

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Racial ethnic group

People who have distinctive physical and cultural characteristics

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Ethnic group

A group of people who identify with it, national origin or cultural national origin or cultural heritage that includes language, geographical roots, food, customs, traditions, and/or religion

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Race

Refers to people who share physical characteristics such as skin color facial features that are passed on through reproduction. Contrary to popular belief that race is determined biologically it is a social construct, A societal invention that labels people based on physical appearance

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Miscegenation

Marriage or sexual relations between a man and a woman of different races