soc183week8_Prejudice in Socio Political Life

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SOCIOLOGY 183 Race and Ethnic Relations Session 8: Prejudice in Socio Session 8: Prejudice in Socio-Political Life: Political Life: On Native American Rights
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Race Problem as Moral Dilemma • Clash of the American Creed of equality Clash of the American Creed of equality and individual rights vs Actual practice of prejudice and di i i ti discrimination Values Centered Gunnar Myrdal, 1944. An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and American Democracy
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Race Problem as a Personality P bl Problem • T Adorno et al 1949 The Authoritarian T. Adorno et al, 1949. The Authoritarian Personality • Authoritarianism was a deep seated Authoritarianism was a deep-seated personality syndrome involving hostility and aggression toward a wide range of and aggression toward a wide range of ethnic minority and other unconventional groups (e g homosexuals) This hostility groups (e.g., homosexuals). This hostility was based in a general pattern of rigid, unreflective hyperconforming and highly unreflective, hyperconforming, and highly suggestible ways of thinking
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