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4 characteristics of prejudice
1.stereotyping
2.shortsightedness
3.close-mindedness
4.strong feelings
stereotyping
over generalizing, applying characteristics of individuals to entire group
ex-driving through bronx, then all black people live liek that
shortsightedness
assuming all muslims are terrorists after sept 11
close mindedness
assuming all homeless people aer lazy even when facts/studies show otherwise
strong feelings
nazi's singling out Jews as not worthy of life
hate group
group of people who are hated by another group because of their beliefs, appearance, or where they came from - seen as threat
root of prejudice
expereinces in childhood - brought up and treated
oppostie of prejudice
compassion, acitivly seeking to learn about, be connected to, and care for those different than us
institutional racism
racial/racism attitudes ingrained and generally accepted by organizations of society, subtle/unconcsious racism
discrimination
treating others as less valuable therefore, unequal, because of race, sex, age, etc
racism
power + racial prejudice
discrimatory/abusive behavior towards members of another race
bigotry
obstinate insistence in correctness of ones own groups or set of beliefs (KKK, skinheads)
xenophobia
fear/hatred of anything foreign, applied to people
ethnocentrism
evauluate groups according to the values/standards of your own ethnic group, thinking yours is superior (provide feelings of belonging/security)
power
those who hold power in system or situation - they benefit from society, want to maintain status quo (safety)
racial prejudice
generalizations, usually neg, applied to people only based on race --> hostile attitudes
prejudice
narrow-minded judgement/opinion. not open because of: close-mindedness, strong feelings/hatred/fear, stereotyping
stereotypes
judgements made about entire groups based on limited, unjust assumptions
gernalizations
we must to get through the world, we can take in every bit of small info. dangerous when fail to recongnize limiations/leave no room for better info, dont offer true picure
3 behaviors of racism
institutional, discrimation, racism