AP Human Geography: Ethnicity Vocabulary

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The laws that previously existed in South Africa that physically separated two different races into different geographic areas
The process by which a state breaks down through ethnic conflicts
The term that applies to a small geographic area that could not be successfully organized into a state(s) due to ethnic conflicts
A process in which real estate agents convince white property owners to sell their properties at a low price under the pretense that black families will soon move into the neighborhood
Centripetal Force
An attitude or force that unifies citizens of a state and enhances support for the state (e.g. job opportunities)
Centrifugal Force
An attitude or force that drives people away from a particular place (e.g. genocide)
Ethnic Cleansing
A process in which a more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region
The identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of a common heredity and cultural traditions (e.g. Native Americans)
Multi-Ethnic State
A state that contains more than one ethnicity
The identity with a group of people that descended from a common ancestor (e.g. African Americans)
The belief that some races are superior to others and that race determines a person’s traits and capabilities
The concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves
A person who works fields rented from a landowner and pays rent and loans through a share of the crops
Triangular Slave Trade
A trade route utilized by the Europeans in the 1700s to trade luxury crops to Europe, trade goods to Africa, and African slaves to the Americas
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