PREJUDICE, DISCRIMINATION, AND STEREOTYPING Social Psychology
GOALS To fully grasp the meaning of prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes To be able to differentiate between the concepts To understand how these concepts interplay and uphold systems of oppression Action plan
OUTLINE Introduction Definitions Positionality & Intersectionalit y Activity 1: Who are we? The Color of Fear Activity 2: Discussion The Cycle of Oppression Activity 3: Fishbowl Take Home
SILVIA A. ARMAS
DEFINITIONS Positionality Intersectionalit y Stereotypes Prejudice Discrimination Biases Racism Oppression
POSITIONALITY Positionality is the social and political context that creates your identity in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability status. Positionality also describes how your identity influences, and potentially biases , your understanding of and outlook on the world.
INTERSECTIONALITY The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage
STEREOTYPES A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
PREJUDICE A preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
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