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Unformatted text preview: racial profiling- any police initiated action based on race, ethnicity or national origin rather than the persons behavior social distance- tendency to approach or withdraw from a racial scale bogardus scale- technique to measure social disance toward different racial and ethnic groups equal contact hypothesis- an interactionist perspective stating that intergroup contact between people of equal status in noncompetitive circumstances will reduce prejudice chapter 3 relative deprivation- conscious experience of a negative discrepancy b/w legitimate expectations and present actualities absolute deprivation- minimum level of subsistence below which families or individuals should not be expected to exist total discrimination- combination of current discrimination with past discrimination created by poor schools and menial jobs informal economy (underground economy)- money not reported to government...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Prejudice- negative attitude, ethnic slurs- nicknames, racial scale bogardus, crime- criminal offense