liberal in terms of sociological aspects. Although many of the people in this group provide the
economic power base of Middle Americans, it should be kept in mind that many of the liberals that are
opposed by a typical Middle American also come from this economic group. Also known as "bleeding-
hearts," these people are not usually involved in the effects of racial or gender parity struggles.
MINORITY: "a group of people who because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled
out from others for differential or unequal treatment and who, therefore, regard themselves as objects of
MOTIVATION: Behavior which stems from positive or negative reinforcement, which are external to
the behavior itself rather than inherent in it.
NATION: A group of people with a governing structure, formal and informal rules for governing or
conducting themselves, and shared culture, customs, and traditions.
NATIONALISM: Loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially an attitude, feeling, or belief
characterized by a sense of national consciousness, an exaltation of one nation above all others, and an
emphasis on loyalty to and promotion of the culture and interests (as political independence) of one
nation as opposed to subordinate areas or other nations and supranational groups. (Webster)
NATIVE SONS OF THE GOLDEN STATE: An early Chinese-American organization with
integrationist arms; a forerunner to the Chinese-American Citizens Alliance.
NIHONMACHI: A Japanese area within a city, similar to Chinatown to the Chinese-Americans.
NUCLEAR FAMILY: A family consisting of a man, a woman, and their socially recognized children.
(International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
ORGANISMIC VALUES: Values determined by the individual, alone, without outside input. Reacting
to a stimulus naturally, as an organism would. (Carl Rogers)
ORGANIZATION ASSESSMENT: A systematic procedure to gather data about an organization to
better understand how that organization is functioning to meet its mission.