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Hegemonic racism In his mapping of dominant racisms David Theo Goldberg 1990 pxii points out that racism has usually been considered an ahistorical unchanging social condition always presupposing claims about biological nature and inherent superiority or ability Teun A van Dijk 1993 p122 sees racism as a form of group dominance in terms of power abuse or self-interested control over and as a limitation of access to socially valued resources residence citizenship housing jobs wealth education respect etc It manifests itself in a number of ways typically based on long-standing patterns of inequality and discriminatory prejudices whose origins may not even be remembered Racisms societal expression enactment and legitimation may take place as mitherman-Donaldson and van Dijk 1988 p17 point out at a symbolic level Sociologist Joseph F Healey 1995 pp277-8 has posited these themes for analyzing dominant-minority relations 1The present condition of a minority group reflects its contact situation especially the nature of its competition with the dominant group and the differential in power resources between groups at the time of contact 2Minority groups created by colonization experience economic and political inequalities that tend to last longer and to be more severe than those experienced by minority groups created by immigration 3For all minority groups both colonized and immigrant power and economic differentials and barriers to upward mobility are especially pronounced for groups identified by racial or physical characteristics as opposed to cultural or linguistic traits 4Relationships between dominant and minority groups reflect the economic and political characteristics of the larger society and change as those characteristics change 5The development of group relations both in the past and for the future can be analyzed in terms of assimilation and pluralism 6The mood of the dominant group over the last 25 years combines a rejection of blatant racism with the belief that modern American society is nondiscriminatory and that further reforms or special programs or treatment for minority
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