SOC11.5.07 - racism-a system of advantage that involves...

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racism -a system of advantage that involves cultural messages, institutional practices and policies, and the beliefs and behavior of individuals Systemic terms, built into the institutional culture Ex. Whose history gets included in textbooks? Dominant groups Whose history? Whose civilization? Whose literature? Institutional policies and procedures There are laws and policies that have been, and are, on the books that, whether intended or not, advantage white people Individuals Adittudinal component of racism- prejudice Stereotypes -an over-generalization of traits to a group of people Empirical Generalization Two distinctions: 1. A stereotype, by definition, is applied to all members of a group Do not allow for variation ex. ALL Irish are drunks Empirical generalizations rely on averages Allow for variation within the group 2. Stereotypes can come from almost anywhere Bad experience, media, family Empirical generalizations rely on data Skapegoating -to unfairly and illigitimately blame a group of people for a complex
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