A child with an authoritarian upbringing obeyed and then later treated others as he or she had been

A child with an authoritarian upbringing obeyed and then later treated others as he or she had been

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- A child with an authoritarian upbringing obeyed and then later treated others as he or she had been raised. - Adorno’s study has been widely criticized on numerous grounds, including the equation of authoritarianism with right-wing politics, its failure to see that prejudice is more closely connected to other characteristics (e.g., social class), and the concentration on factors behind extreme racial prejudice rather than more common expressions of hostility. Exploitation Theory is a part of the Marxist tradition; it views racial subordination in the United States as a manifestation of the class system inherent in capitalism. • Racial prejudice often is used to justify keeping a group in a subordinate position, such as a lower social class. Conflict theorists in particular stress the role of racial and ethnic hostility as a way for the dominant group to keep intact its position of status and power. Indeed, this approach maintains that even the less affluent White working class uses prejudice to minimize competition
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Unformatted text preview: from upwardly mobile minorities. The exploitation theory of prejudice is persuasive. Japanese Americans were the object of little prejudice until they began to enter occupations that brought them into competition with Whites. The movement to keep Chinese out of the country became strongest during the late nineteenth century, when Chinese immigrants and Whites fought over a dwindling number of jobs. Further, the enslavement of African Americans and the expulsion of Native Americans were to a significant degree economically motivated. Although many cases support the exploitation theory, it is too limited to explain prejudice in all its forms. First, not all minority groups are exploited economically to the same extent. Second, many groups that have been the victims of prejudice have not been persecuted for economic reasons, such as the Quakers or gays and lesbians.N...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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