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Three Theories of Minority experience in US  Understanding the minority experience in the United States is difficulty because three major theories offered.

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1 Three Theories of Minority experience in US  Understanding the minority experience in the United States is difficulty because three major theories offered to explain the integration of minorities into the larger society have taken on a political tone of what avenues should be open to minorities.

2 Three Theories of Minority experience in US  Assimilation – (majority-conformity) theory. The process by which members of racial or ethnic minorities are able to function within a society without indicating any marked cultural, social, or personal difference from the people of the majority group.

3  Amalgamation- (melting-pot) Theory. The biological and cultural blending of two or more groups of people into a distinct new type: the melting-pot theory. Three Theories of Minority experience in US

4 Pluralism- A state in which minorities can maintain their distinctive subcultures and simultaneously interact with relative equality in the larger society. Three Theories of Minority experience in US


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