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generalizations
to take attributes or behaviors from a small group & apply them to a larger group. natural but dangerous, as we fail to recognize its limitations & leave no room for new, better information
stereotyping
overgeneralizing in unfounded ways. applying characteristics of individuals to an entire group
prejudice
judgements made about an entire group of people based on limited, untested, often unjust assumptions.
oppression
the unjust exercise of authority & power over another, esp. infringing upon basic rights
discrimination
treating others as less valuable and therefore unequal because of race, sex, age, ect
institutional racism
when institutions are structured so that benefits & resources are systematically distributed to one race, while excluding access to people of other races
racism
the combo of racial prejudice with the use or abuse of power
bigotry
the obstinate insistence on the correctness of ones' own group or set of beliefs. intolerant of opinions ect different from his own
racial prejudice
generalized jusgements, usually negatively applied to people solely based on race. strong feelings can lead to hostile attitudes
xenophobia
the fear of strangers, foreigners, or groups culturally different from ones own.
(the desire for) power
those who are in control & benefit from society have a desire to maintain the status quo
ethnocentrism
the tendency to rate one's culture as superior, as well as to fear/avoid other cultures. these biases provide feelings of belonging, conformity, security.
power
the ability to do something or to make something happen