: T. Alexander Smith
Greenwood Publishing Group
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But there is a qualitative difference between majority and minority status anxiety
Surely the upwardly mobile member of a racial or ethnic caste, only recently
liberated from the bonds of subjugation, is typically confronted with far greater
inner turmoil than is his or her white counterpart under similar circumstances.
One coping device for easing the transition to new or threatening circumstances
is to retreat emotionally into the warmth and solidarity of the group from which
one has ...