Prejudice - 8/19/11

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8/19/11 2008 recession caused people’s homes to foreclose. People couldn’t afford  homes cuz interest rates went up. The End of Race? Basic Concepts Prejudice: negative attitude  toward members of selected racial, ethnic, or  other groups o Represents an attitude (not necessarily an action) Stereotypes: over-generalizations about the characteristics of members of  groups Racism: the belief that members of separate races possess different and  unequal human traits o Scientific, cultural (inherent superiority/inferiority depending on what group  you belong to) Discrimination: actions  by dominant-group members aimed at members of a  subordinate group that serve to inflict harm o The actions Racial and ethnic categories are not problematic in themselves, it’s the  meanings we attach to those categories that then cause problems. The New Jim Crow
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