SPCM3820 Ch 10 Notes - SPCM3820 Chapter 10: Interracial...

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SPCM3820 Chapter 10: Interracial Conflict Conflict : the perceived and/or actual incompatibility of values, expectations, processes, or outcomes between two or more parties over substantive and/or relational issues. Contextual Sources of Conflict 1. Present-Day Social Inequality: people find themselves competing for limited resources. - Social inequalities, in terms of health, housing, employment, income and education, exist and become a key source of frustration because people are not able to participate on a level playing field. 2. Ingroup/Outgroup Tensions -A long history of mistreatment, discrimination and racism has fostered a general sense of mistrust and suspicion of whites among groups of color. -At times, individual knowledge of the history of mistreatment of one group at the hands of another increases the negativity between racial and ethnic groups – something that can trigger conflict. 3. Perceptual Differences -Members of different racial groups define and perceive conflict differently, and it’s not always clear if the conflict is a function of race or some other issue. -Communicating styles and values can be misinterpreted by individuals who are not part of the same race. 4. Stereotyping/Lack of Exposure -Racial segregation increases the likelihood that stereotypes and false generalizations will make interracial interactions potentially volatile. -
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course SPCM 3820 taught by Professor Tinaharris during the Summer '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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SPCM3820 Ch 10 Notes - SPCM3820 Chapter 10: Interracial...

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