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Unformatted text preview: been scales developed like the "Bogardus Scale" (Schaefer, 2006) which is used to measure social distance. This scale asks people questions about how "willing they would be to interact with various racial and ethnic groups in specified social situations" (Schaefer, 2006). The use of these scales has helped scientists reach "a tentative conclusion that we can draw from these studies is that the extent of prejudice is decreasing" (Schaefer, 2006). Prejudice is something that I believe will always exist. The way one is raised, their beliefs, and experiences are what shape the prejudices that an individual may or may not have. Keeping an open mind and forming your own decisions is more important than giving in and going with societal ideas of prejudice. 2 Implicit Association References Schaefer, R.T. (2006). Racial and ethnic groups (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. . 3...
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- Sociology, Ethnic group, Pearson PLC, Implicit Association