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Unformatted text preview: at risk, because violence periodically erupts between the two groups. Conflict Perspective majorities use prejudice and discrimination as weapons of power to control a minority. The majority does this to increase its control over property, goods, and other resources. Different minority groups tend to view one another as competitors rather than as allies against the majority. Symbolic Interactionist Perspective members of a society learn to be prejudiced. Two stages in learning prejudice: Pregeneralized learning period children overhear parents make racist or prejudiced statements. Total rejection stage children are able to use physical clues to sort people into groups. Self-fulfilling prophecy an expectation that leads to behavior that then causes the expectation to become a reality....
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