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Published on November 30, 2008

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Lesson 8part 2 : Lesson 8part 2 Minority / Dominant Groups Adaptations of Minority Groups Minority Group : Minority Group Subordinate segment within a political unit that receives unequal treatment compared to other groups. Lacks power and faces injustices because of it. What is power based on? Who is in control of society’s institutions? Minority Group : Minority Group Any category of people, distinguished by physical or cultural difference, that a society sets apart and subordinates General characteristics Distinct identity Race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, the poor Subordination Often saddled with lower status Stereotypes, stigma, and labeling Group size not always a factor Women in America outnumber men Blacks in South Africa outnumber whites Dominant Group : Dominant Group Superior unit within a political unit (have power). In control of the five institutions. Cultural/physical (ethnic/racial) traits of this group are valued in the society S. Lieberson : S. Lieberson Dominant v. Minority-what group has the power Migrant v. Indigenous-what group is on the move The dominant group is always going to come out on top, so what injustices may the minority group face? Indigenous – great destruction, displacement, genocide, cultural genocide (forced assimilation) Migratory – assimilation expected, enter at the bottom, prejudice/discrimination. Adaptations : Adaptations When confronted with- prejudice/discrimination/injustices, a subordinate (minority) group will respond. 1. Passive Acceptance – power of minority group small/magnitude of discrimination great (slavery) = forced acceptance. Change is not initiated by the minority group/dominate group not pressured to change. Go along to get along for survival. Adaptations : Adaptations 2. Marginal (partial) participation – Subpopulations finding a niche in society and prospering (economic) Booker T. Washington at the Atlanta Expo. Korean entrepreneurs. 3. Assimilation – (full participation) easier for those that are less identifiable biologically and culturally (Irish catholic v. Tibetan monk). Adaptations : Adaptations 4. Withdrawal and self-segregation – creating a self-sustaining “society” within the broader society. Separate institutions. Malcolm X, Tribal communities, communes, Cuban enclave in Miami. Adaptations : Adaptations 5. Rebellion and Revolt – Hostility and aggressive behavior toward the dominant group. Striking back against the oppressor. Rioting, killing, aggressively trying to bring about the end of the oppressor (overthrow the system). BLM 6. Organized protest - social movements. Civil rights movement (change existing system).

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