Inequality - Inequalities Race,Gender,SexualityandClass

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Inequalities Race, Gender, Sexuality and Class
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Sociologists focus on inequalities  because most inequality is based on  perceived membership in a category or  group not individual differences.
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It is societal treatment not individual  behavior which is the main cause of the  inequality. Example-Why are men disproportionately  represented in prison for violent crimes?
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Prejudice An attitude or belief that prejudges another  group or individual based on their group  membership.
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Prejudice or stereotypes include  characterizing groups in certain ways . Prejudice rationalizes a subordinate  groups’ powerless position. Ex. Language mocking= not worth listening  to and treating as equals.
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Contemporary Stereotyping Where do we see stereotypes today? Media Everyday Language (mocking) Jokes Facebook applications
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1:as they sit home all day with free rent,  free food, free money and now free 
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Inequality - Inequalities Race,Gender,SexualityandClass

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