African Americans Lay Theories About The Detection Of Prejudice Case Study

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African Americans’ Lay Theories About the Detection of Prejudice and Nonprejudice
I chose article 22 “African Americans’ Lay Theories About the Detection of prejudice and Nonprejudice” because as a future social worker I want to raise awareness in minority groups in a diverse society. African Americans is one of the minority groups that have been exposed to prejudice and discrimination since the early history of the United States of America. When I was taking Black Studies classes at San Diego City college, I realized that African Americans perception is based in prejudice, racism and stereotypes. My motivation to be a social worker is to advocate for minority groups and help them to have equal access to resources in our community. Americans
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As a future social worker I would like to create programs that help our communities to eradicate or decrease prejudice and stereotypes. I consider that respect and tolerance are key factor in a diverse society. I am part of a latino community and as a minority group, I understand those race inequalities. To begin with our current President Donald Trump generalized in one of his speeches that hispanic population, specially Mexicans are rapists, murderers, and criminals. With this statement, American communities prejudices toward Mexicans increased. Dignity and worth of the person in social work is fundamental to address clients as equal. The social worker might have nonprejudices towards our diverse community. This article show two studies white population perceptions of prejudices and nonprejudices toward African Americans …show more content…
Winslow, Angela Aaron, and Emmanuel N. Amadife conducted two studies examining African American’s perceptions of prejudice and nonprejudice by Whites behaviors when they are present. A questionnaire was sent to 236 African American University students with questions about how they think Whites make a prejudice and a general advice for them about how to stop prejudices. The data collected revealed that the most common behaviors were name calling and stereotyping. The book Diversity Society by Joseph F. Healey and Andi Stepnick (2016, pp. 116-117) supports the mentioned studies by stating: Over time, a vicious cycle develops as prejudice and racism reinforce the pattern of inequality between

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