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Sociological[ edit ] Louis Wirth defined a minority group as "a group of people who, because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from the others in the society in which they live for differential and unequal treatment, and who therefore regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination".
As these differences are usually perceived negatively by, this results in loss of social and political power for members of minority groups. International criminal law can protect the rights of racial or ethnic minorities in a number of ways.
The formal level of protection of national minorities is highest in European countries. In some places, subordinate ethnic groups may constitute a numerical majority, such as Blacks in South Africa under apartheid.
Examples of minority groups[ edit ] Age minorities[ edit ] The elderly, while traditionally influential or even in a gerontocracy dominant in the past, are now usually reduced to the minority role of economically 'non-active' groups. Discrimination against the elderly is known as ageism. Various local and international statutes are in place to mitigate the exploitation of children, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Childas well as a number of organizations that make up the children's rights movement.
The youth rights movement campaigns for social empowerment for young people, and against the legal and social restrictions placed on legal minors. Groups that advocate the interests of senior citizens range from the charitable Help the Aged to grass-roots activism Gray Panthersand often overlap with disability rights issues.
Involuntary minorities[ edit ] Also known as "castelike minorities," involuntary minorities are a term for people who were originally brought into any society against their will. Social capital helps children engage with different age groups that share a common goal.
Because of their focus on success, voluntary minorities are more likely to do better in school than other migrating minorities. Voluntary immigrants do not experience a sense of divided identity as much as involuntary minorities, and are often rich in social capital because of their educational ambitions.
Sexual minority The term sexual minority is frequently used by public health researchers to recognize a wide variety of individuals who engage in same-sex sexual behavior, including those who do not identify under the LGBTQ umbrella.
For example, men who have sex with men MSMbut do not identify as gay. In addition, the term gender minorities can include many types of gender variant people, such as intersex people, transgender peopleor gender non-conforming individuals. However, the terms sexual and gender minority are often not preferred by LGBTQ people, as they represent clinical categories rather than individual identity.
These inequalities include social discrimination and isolation, unequal access to healthcare, employment, and housing, and experience negative mental and physical health outcomes due to these experiences.
Advocates of disability rights emphasize difference in physical or psychological functioning, rather than inferiority. For example, some people with autism argue for acceptance of neurodiversitymuch as opponents of racism argue for acceptance of ethnic diversity.
The deaf community is often regarded as a linguistic and cultural minority rather than a group with disabilities, and some deaf people do not see themselves as having a disability at all.
Rather, they are disadvantaged by technologies and social institutions that are designed to cater for the dominant group.
See the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photo of the Rosenbergs in jail Political minorities[ edit ] One of the most controversial minorities in the United States and other countries has been communists.
Along with the Red Scare and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenbergthe United States ran open campaigns to fight, contain and promote fear of communism in the country. Some were persecuted as communist even when they were not actually so: Communists in the United States, as in many European countries, are often afraid to proclaim their politics, fearing abuse and discrimination from the political majority.
Religious minorities People belonging to religious minorities have a faith which is different from that held by the majority. Most countries of the world have religious minorities. However, in many countries this freedom is constricted.
For example, in Egypta new system of identity cards  requires all citizens to state their religion—and the only choices are IslamChristianityor Judaism See Egyptian identification card controversy.
Regional minorities[ edit ] Authors have pointed out that many coal workers would be unwilling to move for work or were not likely to be able to be retrained as Appalachians are an "ethnic minority". Speakers of a legally recognized minority languagefor instance, might have the right to education or communication with the government in their mother tongue.
Countries with special provisions[ which? Some groups are too small or indistinct to obtain minority protections. For example, a member of a particularly small ethnic group might be forced to check "Other" on a checklist of different backgrounds and so might receive fewer privileges than a member of a more defined group.
Many contemporary governments prefer to assume the people they rule all belong to the same nationality rather than separate ones based on ethnicity.
The United States asks for race and ethnicity on its official census forms, which thus breaks up and organizes its population into sub-groups, primarily racial rather than national.
Spain does not divide its nationals by ethnic group, although it does maintain an official notion of minority languages. Some especially significant or powerful minorities receive comprehensive protection and political representation. For example, the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina recognizes the three constitutive nations, none of which constitutes a numerical majority see nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
However, other minorities such as Romani  and Jewsare officially labelled "foreign" and are excluded from many of these protections.A minority group refers to a category of people who experience relative disadvantage as compared to members of a dominant social group. Minority group membership is typically based on differences in observable characteristics or practices, such as: sex, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Utilizing the framework of intersectionality, it is important. Adams, Bell and Griffin () define social justice as both a process and a goal. "The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a . The Smith eDigest is sent to all campus e-mail accounts on Tuesday and Thursday each week during the academic year, and on Tuesday during the summer, providing important notices, college news, links to articles of general interest to the community, deadline notifications, and other college information.
WHAT IS MARGINALIZATION? Marginalization is the process of pushing a particular group or groups of people to the edge of society by not allowing them an active voice, identity, or place in it. The Tulane University online MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
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