This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: (1944)published his classical work An American Dilemma in which he describes the dilemma which exists between the American values of freedom and equality on one hand and discrimination and racial prejudice on the other hand. Racism and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Robert K. Merton (1968) describes the self-fulfilling prophercy occurs, if one group is considered superior and another is considered inferior, and people begin to behave as if superiority and inferiority is innate and does exist, after a while the superior group will in fact display superior characteristics and the inferior group will begin to display inferior characteristics....
View Full Document
- Fall '10