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SOC 330 Key Concepts Socioeconomic Exam Practice 2

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SOC 330: KEY CONCEPTS FOR EXAM #2
1. Socioeconomic and educational differences between Asian, Hispanic, African, and Native Americans
2. Chinese Exclusion Act
Immigration laws that excluded Chinese people. First time that a specific group was formally barred from entrance.
3. Model minority
Term given to Asian Americans because of how well they are assimilating into American society.
4. Social and racial in-between status of Hispanic Americans
They are not prejudiced and discriminated against like black people but they do not enjoy the benefits that European immigrants
receive. They are partial minorities. They don’t get treated too badly often but when they do, attention is not called to it.
5. Assimilation differences between Asian, Hispanic, African, and Native Americans
Cultural Assimilation Structural: Secondary Primary
African Americans: very high medium low
Hispanic: low medium high
Native Americans: high low very high
Asians: medium high high
6. Hispanic Americans and race
7. The general Allotment Act
Also called the Dawes Act. Reservation lands were broken up and allotted to individual tribal members. Land not allotted would be
sold to non-Indians. This gave the Indians even less land.
8. The process of black enslavement-why blacks and not other groups
Blacks were physically different from whites. Native Americans were on their home ground. European Servants were encouraged to
migrate.
9. Race relations during the Jim Crow era
Blacks were held to be inferior to whites even though free. Laws were made throughout the South to keep the races separated.
Segregation was maintained through force and ideology.
10. Black northward migration and urban ghettos
Blacks moved out of the South and into the cities looking for jobs. The North was only slightly better than the South. White people
still believed that blacks were meant to serve.
11. Plessey v. Ferguson and separate but equal doctrine
1896 Supreme Court case that firmly upheld Jim Crow segregation.
12. Indian Removal Act

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Called for the relocation of all tribes living in the Eastern United States to land set aside for them west of the Mississippi River. Most
devastating action by government in destroying Indian culture.
13. Pan-Indianism
Unity of Native American groups regardless of culture or tribal affiliation.
14. Trail of Tears
The forced migration of the Cherokees to Oklahoma during winter. 4,000 died on the march.
15. Indian Reorganization Act
Changes in decades of anti-Indian legislation. Tribal self rule cultural preservation. Also
16. Indian Casinos
The largest and most significant economic projects for Native Americans. Also called gaming.
17. Termination Act
End of the government’s responsibility to provide economic programs to Indians and ended government protection of tribal lands.
Eventually reversed.
18. The size of Native Americans in urban areas
19. Civil rights movement and strategies
20. Self determination and native Americans
21. Establishment of white dominance over Indians and Native American stereotypes
22. Population sizes of African, Native, Asian, and Hispanic Americans and within each ethnic group
23. Structural and cultural assimilation differences across and within each ethnic group
Cultural Assimilation Structural: Secondary Primary
Mexican Americans: low medium medium
Puerto Ricans: low low medium
Cuban Americans: low high high
Japanese: high very high very high
Filipino: high high high
Asian Indian: high very high low
Chinese: medium high medium
Korean: medium high medium
Cambodian: low low low

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SOC 330: KEY CONCEPTS FOR EXAM #2 1. Socioeconomic and educational differences between Asian, Hispanic, African, and Native Americans 2. Chinese Exclusion Act Immigration laws that excluded Chinese people. First time that a specific group was formally barred from entrance. Model minority Term given to Asian Americans because of how well they are assimilating into American society. Social and racial in-between status of Hispanic Americans They are not prejudiced and discriminated against like black people but they do not enjoy the benefits that European immigrants receive. They are partial minorities. They don’t get treated too badly often but when they do, attention is not called to it. Assimilation differences between Asian, Hispanic, African, and Native Americans Cultural Assimilation Structural: Secondary Primary African Americans: very high medium low Hispanic: low medium high N ...
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