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Unformatted text preview: RACE AND ETHNICITY Racism sets of attitudes and beliefs that is used to justify the superior treatment of one racial or ethnic group and the inferior treatment of other groupsin the US, the question of whiteness is complicated by ethnic immigrants: how long do they have to be in the US to be considered white?tends to intensify in times of economic hard times based on the competitive economic system-- Overt racismpublic and even legalsometimes it becomes a major social policy, like the white mans burdensocial power is confused with racial superiority-- Subtle Theories of Prejudice a variant of the kiss-up/kick-down, more academically known as the frustration-aggression hypothesis, expressed by psychologist John Dollard (1939)people who fail to achieve a highly desired status respond with a pattern of hatred toward others, especially subordinate social groupsoften find scapegoats , a person incapable of offering resistance to the hostility or aggression of othersprejudice,...
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