The ‘right’ racial, ethnic group or culture – i.e. majority or dominant
Depending on the situation, and location, belonging to the ‘right’ ethnic and/or racial group means having greater levels of acceptance and access to opportunities.
If you are part of the majority culture, such as a white person in a Western society, you will be awarded privileges as the dominant culture. This is not to say that being of the dominant culture means that your life hasn’t been difficult but it isn’t made more challenging because of your race and/or ethnicity.
We often say or hear the term ‘racism’, but rarely do we talk about anti-ethnic behaviour, but it’s important to address both separately because both race and ethnicity play a role in how people are perceived and therefore the opportunities that are available to them.