Chapter Three The Family- Diversity, Inequality and Social Change

Race
A group of people believed to share common descents, based on perceived physical similarities.
Ethnicity
A group of people with common cultural identification, based on a combination of language, religion, ancestral origin, or traditional practices.
Racial Ethnicity
An ethnic group perceived to share physical characteristics.
Endogamy
Marriage and reproduction within a distinct group.
Exogamy
Marriage and reproduction outside one’s distinct group.
Minority Group
A racial or ethnic group that occupies a subordinate status in society.
Familism
A personal outlook that puts family obligations first, before individual well being.
Acculturation
The acquisition of a new culture and language.
Assimilation
The gradual reproduction of ethnic distinction between immigrants and the mainstream society.
Intermarriage
Marriage between members of different racial or ethnic groups.
Social Distance
The level of acceptance that members of one group have towards members of another group.