7.6: Key Terms Defined
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Acculturation: Cultural change, generally the reconciliation of two or more culture groups.
Discrimination: Mistreatment due to perceived difference.
Diversity: Having a range of different people.
Enclave: Self-enforced separation for a racial or ethnic group.
Environmental Justice: The concept that environmental benefits and burdens should be equally shared across different socio-economic groups.
Ethnic cleansing: An attempt to complete expunge or remove traces of another population from a place. May or may not relate to genocide.
Ethnicity: group of people sharing a common cultural or national heritage and often sharing a common language or religion.
First effective settlement: Doctrine in which the first group able to assert dominance provides the template for the future society.
Foodway: The cultural, social, and economic practices relating to the production and consumption of food.
Genocidal: having the purpose of exterminating an entire people.
Ghetto: Area of externally forced and legally-defined ethnic or racial separation.
Immigration: Incoming migration to a place.
Jim Crow: A set of laws enforcing racial segregation and disenfranchisement in the southern United States in the poet Civil War era.
Majority: A group making up more than half of a population.
Minority: A group making up less than half of a population.
Nation: An ethnicity or a people.
Race: The categorization of humans into groups based physical characteristics or ancestry.
Segregation: The spatial and/or social separation of people by race or ethnicity.
Xenophobia: fear of the different.