chapter  7
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Conformity, Calculation, and Culture

The process of homogenization may lump together certain visible outsiders, while ignoring discrimination against less visible minorities. Rattansi (1992) finds this process in the homogenization of "blacks" in Britain, which further marginalizes the racialization of other British minorities, such as Irish and Jewish people. Outsiders who do not conform to the

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common identification may find themselves and their exclusion rendered insignificant. Stereotypification thus ordains conformity and significance.