The sociological concept of minority can be described as...
condition that does not have negative effects in a democracy
group that is numerically less than 50% of the population
condition defined exclusively in terms of physical traits
group that experiences limitations and barriers to life's opportunities
Members of a minority or subordinate group...
recruit their members
are not really distinguishable from the dominant group in terms of physical or cultural characteristics
experience treatment similar to the dominant group
have a sense of group solidarity
Which of the following is considered a racial group?
all of the above
Traditional IQ tests tend to be biased against...
Which of the following is considered an ethnic group?
Subordinate groups include...
the basis for all discriminatory behavior
the belief that each culture is equally valid
rare in diverse societies
the tendency to assume that one's culture is superior to all others
Reluctant liberals are those who...
harbor prejudice but do not express it
can express prejudice only in a group
discriminate in an overt fashion
discriminate if there is social pressure to do so
A person who harbors prejudice but will not discriminate if it costs money or reduces profits is called a(n)...
The exploitation theory explains...
the contact hypothesis
the rise in white-collar crimes
the basis of racial discrimination in the United States
the concept of the authoritarian personality
While Blacks constitute 13% of the country's drug users, they represent 74% of all drug offenders sentenced to prison. This is an illustration of...
racial profiling in drug arrests
the war on drugs
Studies consistently document that increased formal education is associated with...
A Hispanic college student from the southwest U.S. arrives at college to find that her roommate is a Jewish woman from New York. As they get to know one another, they are able to overcome their initial prejudices and grow to appreciate each other's strengths and talents. This is an example of the...
formal education hypothesis