Chapter 5 Prejudice - Understanding Prejudice and...

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1 Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice Negative attitude toward individuals who belong to groups considered different than the dominant group Discrimination Behavior resulting from prejudice Stereotyping G eneralizing about people based on the common characteristics they share with members of their own group
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2 Minority Group Characteristics Experience a pattern of disadvantage or inequality Visible identifying traits Aware of their disadvantages and inequality Born into their minority classification Usually marry within their own group
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3 Sources of Prejudice Personality Learned Behavior Intergroup Competition
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4 Types of Discrimination Tolerator low prejudice low discrimination Conformist low prejudice high discrimination Law Abider high prejudice low discrimination Violator high prejudice high discrimination
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5 Types of Discrimination Federally Protected Classes Class Protected by Race Civil Rights Act of 1964 Color Civil Rights Act of 1964 Ethnic Origin
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