Origin of in-group
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Affection, after all, is what the in-group use of the n-word expresses.Justin Bieber: Not a Racist, But Is He Really a N*****?
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Our research indicates they can end up having a similar effect to an 'in-group' in high school that others aspire to join.Should The Devil Sell Prada? Study Finds Snobby Salespeople Boost Sales
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It would be easy to dismiss this “small town” idea as a code for an in-group whose happy few run everything through their network.Why Chicago Is Now America's Hottest City
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Comrades in an in-group have never forced these on each other.
So far as sympathy was developed at all, it was in the in-group, between comrades.
You'd have formed your own in-group, as prisoners, dedicated to your own welfare.This Crowded Earth
This control by the in-group over its members makes for solidity and impenetrability in its relations with the out-group.
He describes the transition from contacts of the out-group to those of the in-group, or from remote to intimate relations.
- sociol a highly cohesive and relatively closed social group characterized by the preferential treatment reserved for its members and the strength of loyalty between themCompare out-group
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