Prejudice

Prejudice - Chapter 6 Prejudice: Its Causes, Effects, and...

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Chapter 6 – Prejudice: Its Causes, Effects, and Cures Rwandan Genocide Between April and June of 1994, an estimated 800,00 Rwandans were killed in 100 days. Most of the dead were Tutsis and most of the perpetrators were Hutus. Ethnic groups are actually very similar- same language, live in the same area, have a lot of the same traditions. Belgian colonists saw the two groups as distinct- gave them identity cards. Belgians considered Tutsis as superior to Hutus. Resentment among the Hutus gradually built up, culminating in a series of riots in 1959- more than 20,000 Tutsis killed. Belgium granted Rwanda independence in 1962. Tutsis were portrayed as the scapegoats for every crisis. The Holocaust Persecution/murder of approximately six million Jews and six million other “undesirables” (about 130 full Tiger Stadiums). 1933- Nazi party comes into power in Germany, starts “Final Solution”. By 1945, 2 out of every 3 European Jews murdered. Other victims: Roma (gypsies, traveling people), mentally/physically disabled people, 3 million Soviet prisoners of war, Polish intelligentsia, homosexuals, political dissidents, and religious dissidents. KKK Rise and fall. Klan grew out of white Southern anger over Civil War defeat and Reconstruction. Conditions after the Civil War were bleak. Founded in December 1865 by 6 men. “Black Codes”- laws reinstated for blacks. Louisiana Democratic convention quote- AA cannot be considered citizens of United States Homophobia “[homosexuals are] brute beasts…” The Nature and Origins of Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination Stereotype – beliefs about what a particular group is like- positive or negative; Cognitive component Prejudice – an attitude, usually negative, toward the members of some group, based solely on their membership in that group; Affective (emotional) component Discrimination – refers to negative actions toward the groups that are the targets of prejudice; Behavioral component Remember that attitudes and behaviors are often loosely linked. Stereotyping: Beliefs about Social Groups Gender stereotypes – beliefs concerning the characteristics of men and women
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Because warmth is often considered to be a core female trait, women are often seen more positively than are men. But the same characteristics that make women more liked in general than men are often cited as reasons women aren’t suited for high-status positions. These stereotypes often result in the glass ceiling – barriers based on biases that prevent qualified women from advancing to top-level positions. Women can’t win by acting more like men, either. Ann Hopkins and Price Waterhouse Glass escalator – refers to the fact that men in predominantly female fields rapidly become managers/executives. Consequences of Token Women in High Places
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