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Journalism 662: Paper 1 September 11, 2007 Automated Lawyers… and Other (More Common) Defense Mechanisms When I undertook this course, I did so by posing to my self a question which was, in all sincerity, a somewhat simple one; what is racism? Having defined that for myself as a series of prejudicial beliefs held by an individual or institution about a group with a common race, religion, ethnicity, or other socially unifying trait, I then posed myself a somewhat more daunting question; what makes someone racist? For the time being, I exclude people raised on racial prejudices from this explanation, because this is a secondary problem. Being raised on racist beliefs comes only after some other spark of racism has been kindled in a previous generation, and that is the cause that I feel merits study most closely; spontaneous racism . Here’s how it works: We are a society, a species, which thrives on competition. The bottom line has always been that you must not only be good looking, rich, and smart
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course JOURN 662 taught by Professor Danky during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Minorities1SHARE - Journalism 662: Paper 1 September 11,...

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