3-18-08 - Sociology 3-18-08 Inequalities of race and...

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Sociology 3-18-08 Inequalities of race and ethnicity: Definition of a Minority Group- any group who because of physical or cultural characteristics is singled out for differential and unequal treatment, and who regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination and or prejudice. - Diet, dress, dialect, but most importantly race. - Cultural characteristics- - Physical characteristics- Prejudice- prejudgment, attitude (blondes have more fun etc.) - Behavior (e.g., segregation, expulsion) - Examples of prejudice without discrimination? o - Examples of discrimination without prejudice? Merton’s typology of prejudice and discrimination - All weather liberals prejudice? No. Discriminatory? No - Active Bigots Prejudice? Yes. Discriminatory? Yes - Timid Bigots Prejudice? Yes. Discriminatory? No - Fair Weather Liberals- discrimination that often times is not conscious or realized by people. Prejudice? No. Discrimination? Yes. An example is institutionalized discrimination. Prevent people the opportunities that you are giving other people. Institutional Discrimination: The systematic exclusion of people from equal access to, and participation
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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3-18-08 - Sociology 3-18-08 Inequalities of race and...

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