Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Structure

Collective discrimination is
A negative bias against an entire group.
Sociologists define the term race as a category of people who share inherited physical characteristics.
T
There are no biologically pure races.
T
Racial stratification is almost extinct, thanks to reform attempts.
F
Ethnicity and race are two words that mean the same thing.
F
Which of the following is not considered to be an ethnic group?
Mongoloid
American society is made up of people of the same cultural background.
F
Very few societies base access to social rewards and resources on race or ethnicity.
F
A(n) _____ can be defined as a group of people who are singled out and treated unequally because of physical characteristics or cultural practices.
Minority groups
The dominant group is the victim of unequal treatment at the hands of the minority group.
F
Race
The term race refers to a category of people who share inherited physical characteristics and who are perceived by others as being a distinct group.
Ethnicity
Ethnicity refers to a set of cultural characteristics that distinguishes one group from another group.
Ethnic group
An ethnic group is individuals who share a common cultural background and a common sense of identity.
Minority group
A group of people who, because of their physical characteristics or cultural practices, are singled out and treated unequally.
Ethnicity is used to distinguish between groups based on cultural elements, but according to the information presented in the lecture ________ would encompass the details about a person like the shape of his or her features.
Race
It is easy to classify people into clear-cut racial categories.
F
All of the following have been used as racial categories EXCEPT:
Indianoid
Problem solving helps weigh the pros and cons of a situation.
T
Institutionalized discrimination is a type of discrimination that comes from an outgrowth of the structure of a society.
T