Group 14 Narrative chp 9

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Group 14 Chapter 9 Narrative by Jessica Seybold Prejudice: A negative prejudgment of a group and its individual members. Essentially prejudice is already having a negative attitude about someone or a group of people without knowing the facts or if your judgment is right. It is the combination of the ABC’s of attitudes-affect (disliking someone different from yourself), behavior tendency (behaving badly toward that person) and cognition (you believe them to be dumb or stupid). Stereotypes are generalizations about a group of people. For example, most people believe that the southerners are more hospitable than northerners. Is this necessarily true? No. But sometimes, yes. An accurate stereotype that is desirable is called “sensitivity to diversity” or “cultural awareness”. Accurate stereotypes may help us be more understanding of others habits that stem from their background. Discrimination differs from prejudice in that it is a negative behavior and prejudice is a negative attitude. The textbook poses the question whether or not racial prejudice is disappearing. Over a short time in history attitudes have changed tremendously. Now, more than 9 in 10 Blacks said that they would vote for a Black president. Prejudice is not completely gone. Hate crimes still happen, and although the majority of people welcome diversity in most social settings, they still tend to date and marry within their own race. This is called the phenomenon of greatest prejudice in the most intimate social realms. Although people may accept different people on certain levels they still won’t accept them on more intimate levels. So the answer to the question of whether or not racial prejudice is disappearing is
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