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Unformatted text preview: Robert Park and Ernest Burgess first defined social distance as the tendency to approach or withdraw from a racial group. Emory Bogardus conceptualized a scale that could measure social distance empirically. This Bogardus scale asks people how willing they would be to interact with various racial and ethnic groups in specified social situations. People are asked whether they would be willing to admit each group- To close kinship by marriage (1.00)- To my club as personal chums (2.00)- To my street as neighbors (3.00)- To employment in my occupation (4.00)- To citizenship in my country (5.00)- As only visitors to my country (6.00)- Would exclude from my country (7.00)...
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