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Abby appears Asian; specifically she is from India. Her mother is Irish but she sees this ethnic connection as irrelevant. Abby is engaged in
In the U.S., Hispanic, as an official ethnic category, was created in
If a person seeks to connect with his Samoan heritage by getting a tattoo, he is engaged in a process known as
_____________ are part of what sociologist Ashley Doane calls a dominant ethnic group.
A hidden ethnicity is something that applies to
people considered non-white.
a minority group.
a dominant ethnic group.
The normalization of a dominant ethnic culture promotes the belief that those in the dominant culture are
hiding their ethnicity.
seeking special treatment.
Which one of the following statements about minority status is false?
A minority may be the numerical majority in a society.
Minorities do not enjoy the freedom or the privilege to move within the society in the same way that members of the dominant group do.
People that belong to a minority group are treated as a category, not as individuals.
Minority status is a sociological term that applies exclusively to racial and ethnic groups.
The most controversial quality identified as a characteristic of a minority group is that
people who belong to such a group are treated as members of a category.
minority status is based on numbers.
a minority group may be the majority of the population.
membership is involuntary; if people are free to leave the group, they do not constitute a minority
_______ are subgroups within a society that are regarded and treated as if they are inherently different from those in the mainstream.
The foreign born
The native born
“When I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance that I am financially reliable.” This statement illustrates an example of
privileges that members of dominant groups enjoy and take for granted.
privileges that members of dominant groups have earned through hard work.
adaptation to dominant culture.
the workings of capitalist societies.