Many 3rd generation Mexican Americans speak English as their primary language, no longer practice Catholicism and eat a standard U.S. diet. Third generation Mexican Americans have undergone
Robert Parks' Race Relations Cycle has been criticized because
minority groups that have immigrated to a society involuntarily (such as through slavery) don't follow the same assimilation patterns as those who enter voluntarily.
some immigrant groups may partially assimilate, but not go through all 4 stages of assimilation that Parks outlined.
some immigrant groups may actually reverse in their assimilation, reverting back to an earlier stage in the assimilation process.
all of the above.
all of the above.x
Canada is considered a(n) _______________ country because of the cultural distinction between the English and French speaking populations, the concentration of the French speaking population in the Province of Quebec (structural separation) and due to the political protection of the French language and guarantee of political representation of the French speaking population at the federal level.
Which of the following is true of colonial societies?
Segregation between dominant and minority groups exist at a high level.
Typically, the dominant group has entered the society as a conquering group, subordinating indigenous populations as a result.
There is a strong relationship between ethnicity and social class status.
All of the above
All of the abovex
__________ is the increasing similarity between groups; while __________ is the retention of differences between groups.
segmented assimilation; acculturation
Researchers have found that first generation immigrants from the Caribbean to the U.S. tend to assimilate into the white/Anglo dominant culture of the U.S., while their children (2nd generation immigrants) tend to assimilate into the African American subculture. This phenomenon would best be explained by which theory?
Segmented Assimilation Theory
Economic Gain Theory
Gordon's Stages of Assimilation Theory
Parks' Race Relations Cycle Theory
Segmented Assimilation Theoryx
In the late-1800's, many Chinese immigrants were deported from the U.S. and during WWII, Japanese Americans were forced to live in internment camps for 4 years. These are examples of
In assimilationist societies,
primary structural assimilation is promoted by the dominant group, resulting in a high level of social interaction between groups.
the dominant group encourages minority groups to assimilate culturally.
racist ideologies are unnecessary due to the high level of equality between groups.
all of the above.
he dominant group encourages minority groups to assimilate culturally.x
Group X is the dominant group in society and Group Q is a minority group. Which of the following demonstrates primary structural assimilation between these groups?
Group Q has achieved equal educational, political and economic access and status to Group X.
Groups X and Q are intermarrying at high levels to the point that the groups are no longer distinct from one another.
Group Q has assimilated with Group X to such a degree that members of Group Q no longer see themselves as a minority group; they have undergone a change in self-identity.
Members of Group X and Group Q interact with one another frequently, are in the same clubs and friendships circles, and have begun to intermarry.
Members of Group X and Group Q interact with one another frequently, are in the same clubs and friendships circles, and have begun to intermarry. x
Which of the following statements regarding assimilation is true?
Indigenous groups who are subordinated by colonizing groups tend to assimilate quickly into the colonizing group.
Immigrant groups who move to another country voluntarily have an easier time assimilating than involuntary immigrant groups.
Immigrant groups who are culturally and physically dissimilar from the dominant group experience rapid assimilation.
All of the above.
Immigrant groups who move to another country voluntarily have an easier time assimilating than involuntary immigrant groups.x
In 1994, the conflict in Rwanda between the Hutus and the Tutsis resulted in the mass killing of the minority Tutsi group. This is an example of which form of inequalitarian pluralism?
competitive race relations
paternalistic race relations
When the Irish first migrated to the U.S., they were seen as a separate and distinct minority group and heavily discriminated against. Today, Irish-Americans are seen as white Americans and perceive themselves this way, having little-to-no connection to their Irish heritage. This is an example of
primary structural assimilation
secondary structural assimilation
According to the Pluralism Project (additional reading), pluralism and diversity are the same thing.
The belief that the U.S. is a melting pot, where the U.S. cultural system is a fusion of diverse immigrant cultures would be advocated by order theorists.
Overall, the U.S. is considered to be a corporate pluralist (multicultural) society.
Assimilationist and equalitarian pluralist societies typically are characterized by a reduction in ethnic group inequality.
The form of assimilation in which intermarriage has occurred to the point that formerly separated groups become one, is termed amalgamation.
Immigrant groups that are smaller in number assimilate more easily because they depend more on the larger society and interact more frequently with members of other racial-ethnic groups.
The segregationist era in the U.S. is an example of paternalistic race relations, while the slave era in the U.S. is an example of competitive race relations.
Social segregation between groups occurs strictly as a result of dominant groups refusing to enter into relations with minority groups.