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Eth125 Week 1 Essay

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Appendix A

Part I

Define the following terms found in Week One and Week Two readings:

|Term |Definition |
|Diversity |Having multiple different personality, ethnicities, religions and lifestyles |
|Ethnocentrism |the tendency to assume
that one’s culture and way
of life are superior to all
 others |
|Melting pot |diverse racial or ethnic groups or both, forming a new creation, a new cultural entity |
|Minority group ...view middle of the document...

  Here in the United States examples of these groups include Blacks, Native Americans, Arab American, Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans and other Asian people. The ethnic group is a group of individual that are set apart because of origin and cultural. Cultural traits that originate from their homelands or from being prohibited from becoming part of society are what make this group distinctive.   Race is not determined in the ethnic group, since it includes “white” individuals such as Irish Americans, Polish American and Norwegians Americans.   It also includes Hispanics or Latinos who could be consider as either Black or White. The religious groups are individuals that worship faiths other than the more dominant faith of Christianity.   Most people of the dominant group often misunderstand and stigmatize other religions.   The Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Amish, Muslims and Buddhists are examples of the religious groups.   Also, cults, demon worship or practice with animal sacrifices are also included. Because males are the social majority, females are considered the minority.   Therefore; gender is another way to identified people.   Females of other groups, such as racial, ethnic and religion, have it especially hard since they are the minority within a minority. All these things (race, gender, ethnicity, and religion) are what make people who they are and makes people unique. If we all had the same...

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