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Marginalization

The process by which individuals, social groups, and even ideas are made peripheral to the mainstream by relegating or confining them to the outer edges or margins of society . Every society has a mainstream culture , a dominant ideology and social or cultural groups that help define that particular society. But rarely does this represent the diversity likely to exist within a society's boundaries. There are always people, groups and ideas that are pushed to the margins and kept there by both subtle and overt processes (see /jegemony ). Take African-Americans as an example. In addition to blatant racism and discrimination (see ...

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