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Soc 10019:49Prejudice and Stereotypes-Prejudice:  Prejudice is a negative attitude toward an entire category of people.-Stereotypes: are unreliable generalizations about all members of a group that do not take individual differences into account.-Islamophobia (In U.S.): it refers to a range of negative feelings toward Muslims and their religion.ranges from generalized intolerance to hatredmany who overtly express anti-Muslim or anti-Arab feeling, also believe themselves tobe pro-Americanmost Americans (55%) say they know nothing or very little about the Muslim religion-Ethnophaulisms: prejudice is often expressed through ethnic slurs or disrespectful speech-Racial Profiling: any police-initiated action based on race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than the person’s behavior -Ethnocentrism: the tendency to assume that one’s culture and way of life are superiorto theirs -Discrimination: behaving or designing policies that deny opportunities or equal rights to individuals and groupsSymbolic InteractionContactHypothesis: :  How can such interracial or interethnic contact reduce hostility and conflict?  Interaction between members of unequal groups could be reduced through a process ofsocial interaction if the following conditions are met:1) The contact must be between individuals in an equal status situation; the parties must interact on equal ground. 2)The contact between equals must be sustained; short-term contact will not decrease prejudice.3)Social norms favoring equality must be agreed upon by the participants and enforced by authorityConflict Theory: Class- and Race-based conflict is an inherent and fundamental part of social interaction.

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Term
Spring
Professor
CHEN
Tags
Sociology, Logic, Prejudice, dominant social group, ultimate white privilege

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