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  • 1. Hate, Stereotyping, & Prejudice Looking Without, Looking Within

2. 1) Asian American 2) Hispanic 3) Gay Man 4) Woman over 80 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Prejudice (Allport 1954) 1) An antipathy based on faulty and inflexible generalizations 2) Can be felt covertly or expressed overtly 3) Can be direct towards a group as a whole, or toward an individual because s/he is a member of that group 8. FourTheories of Prejudice 9. Exploitation Theory 1) Power is a Scarce Source 2) People innately want to keep their power and status 3) So people suppress the social mobility of the out-group 10. Scapegoating Theory 1) Prejudiced People are the True Victims2) They refuse to accept basic responsibility for some society failure (defeat in war / depression) 3) So they shift focus of responsibility to an out-group 11. Authoritarian Personality Theory 1) Person comes from a strict authoritarian background 2) When that person grows up s/he wants to be the authoritarian of those around them 3) So this person subjects people in an out-group (who are seen as weaker) to their will 12. Structural Theory 1) Social climate either promotes cultural and ethnic tolerance or intolerance 2) Is their obvious equality if not people will subjugate others around them 3) Is there a definite hierarchy with a clear pecking order? 13. What Do People Who Are Prejudice Receive From Their Prejudice? 14. Ego-Defense Function Protects peoples view of themselves on both a personal and social identity level 15. Value-Expressive Function People need to have value and behavioral consistencies in viewing their own cultural values, norms, and practices as the proper & civilized ways of thinking and behaving. 16. Knowledge Function 1) It takes time and energy to create knowledge 2) People tend to want to defend their knowledge base 3) So, people view others who lack such knowledge as ignorant or deficient 17. Utilitarian Function 1) Protecting the majority (In-Group) will make things easier on their life 2) In fact, they may be rewarded for doing protecting the in-group 18. When Prejudice Meets Discrimination 19. P R E J U D I C E DISCRIMINATION YES NO Active Bigot YES NO Fair-Weather Liberal Timid Bigot Proactive Change Agents 20. STEREOTYPING 21. DEALING WITH PREJUDICE 22. 1) We must be honest with ourselves confront our on biases and ethnocentric attitudes2) We should question the contents of our stereotypes and check against our actual interactions with out-group members 3) We should understand how our negative images concerning out-group members affects our biased attitudes and interactions 23. 4) Use the principle of heterogeneity to break down the broad social categories 5) We should use mindful qualifying language when describing out-group/others behaviors. 6) We should put ourselves in frequent inter-group contact situations to become comfortable with group-based differences 24. Story of Leo Frank 25. 26. 27. 28. RACISM 29. WHAT IS RACE? 30. Physiological shifts of the species that have occurred from mutation, selection, migration, and genetic drifts 31. Stupid Minor Differences (aka Finger Prints) Loops Europeans, black Africans, East Asians Whorls Mongolians and Australia AboriginesArches Khoisans & Central Europeans 32. THERE ARE NOT THREE RACES!!! 33. Realistic Outlook on Race Jared Diamond (1994) 1. Khoisans of South Africa 2. African Blacks would form 3 distinct races alone 3. The REST of the World Norwegians, Europeans, Navajo, Greeks, Japanese, Australian Aborigines 34. Formsof Racism 35.

  • Familiar & Unfamiliar
    • No Grudges
    • We just dont know much about others

2) Real likes & Dislikes a. Out-group members are tolerated b. Certain behaviors are not 3) Arms Length a. We act with out-groups on in certainsituations work 36.

  • Tokenism
    • a. People who insincerely display acts of accommodation to out-group members

2) Symbolic a. No overt hate or violence b. People just prefer not to interact withothers3) Redneck a. Members of certain cultures shouldbe sent back where they came from 37. LEVELSOFRACISM 38. 1. Institutional Jim Crow Laws 2. Collectivism KKK3. Individual One persons racism 39. HATE 40. 41. 42. 43. MUTED GROUP THEORY 44. Three Basic Features 1) Language names experiences which determines what is socially recognized 2) Dominant discourse silences, or mutes, groups that are not in societys mainstream often are invisible to Dominant Culture 3) Out-groups react to being muted in different fashions 45. 5 Coping Strategies 1. Passing 2. Tomming 3. Shucking 4. Dissembling 5. Transforming 46. HAVE AGREAT THANKSGIVING