Discriminatio1 - ideology which suggested that the slave...

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Discrimination Discrimination is a behavior (an action), particularly with reference to unequal treatment of people because they are of a particular group whether it be racial, ethnic, religious, or gender . The Relationship between Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice (an attitude) and discrimination (a behavior) are related concepts but one does not automatically mean that the other is present. Some argue that prejudice occurs as a justification for discrimination. They argue, citing the slave trade, that people cannot brutalize their peers. On the other hand, masters had to brutalize their slaves. In order to rationalize inhuman behavior toward humans, the master would believe an
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Unformatted text preview: ideology which suggested that the slave was inferior and, therefore, domination was justified. Robert Merton developed a typology which compared prejudice to discrimination. He suggested that there were four possible combinations. The Prejudiced Discriminator This group would include the KKK who is both prejudiced and who discriminates. The Unprejudiced Nondiscriminator This person accepts ethnic and racial groups as equals in theory and practice. The Unprejudiced Discriminator This person believes there is really no difference between races and ethnic groups, but still discriminates as a matter of convenience....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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