A social group in the social sciences has been defined as two or more people who interact with one another, share similar characteristics, and collectively have a sense of unity.
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The Constitution favors no racial group, no political or social group.
William O. Douglas. Dissenting, Uphaus v. Wyman, 364 U.S. 388, 406 (1960)When there is a range of opinion in the group, communications tend to be directed towards those members whose opinions are at the extremes of the range.
Leon Festinger and John Thibaut. "Interpersonal communication in small groups." The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 46.1 (1951): 92.All social cooperation on a larger scale than the most intimate social group requires a measure of coercion.
Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932) p. 3Any Organized social group is always a stratified social body. There has not been and does not exist any permanent social group which is "flat" and in which all members are equal.
Pitirim Sorokin (1927) Social Mobility, p. 12Every living thing loves its own kind,and we all love someone like ourselves.
Sirach 13:15 (New American Bible Revised Edition)
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