Social Work 5 - Ethnocentrism and Racism Ethnic Groups and...

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Ethnocentrism and Racism Ethnic Groups and Ethnocentrism Ethnic group: A distinct group of people who share a common knowledge, set of customs, history, culture, race, religion, and/or origin Ethnocentrism: An orientation or set of beliefs that holds one’s own culture, ethnic or racial group, or nation as superior to others Race and Racism Racial groups and ethnic groups are not necessarily the same Race: A group of people believed to have a common set of physical characteristics Racism: Stereotyping and generalizing about people, usually negatively because of their race; commonly a basis of discrimination against members of racial minority groups Aspects of Social and Economic Forces: Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice: A combination of stereotyped beliefs and negative attitudes, so that prejudiced individuals think about people in a predetermined, usually negative, categorical way Discrimination: Physical actions and/or unequal treatment of people because they
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SOCWRK 1015 taught by Professor Rachelfusco during the Fall '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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Social Work 5 - Ethnocentrism and Racism Ethnic Groups and...

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