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Lecture 7 Lecture 7 Tools of Dominance: Prejudice
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Source: Source: Marger 2009, pp. 51-59
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Prejudice Prejudice Categorical generalized thoughts Inflexible  not simply an error in though but an error  not subject to correction Negative in content  inferior and socially undesirable Stereotype  erroneous or inadequate group images  called  stereotypes  
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Stereotypes Stereotypes First suggested by Walter  Lippman (1922) as “pictures in  our heads” To stereotype someone “is to  attribute to that person some  characteristics which are seen to  be shared by all or most of his or  her fellow group members”  (Brown 1995: 82)
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Stereotypes Stereotypes Rational stereotypes Generalizing on the basis of group  membership as predictive mechanism  Ethnic stereotypes Oversimplistic and overexaggerated  beliefs about a group, generally acquired 
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