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Unformatted text preview: E. Prejudice: a rigid and irrational generalization about an entire category of people (an attitude or belief) F. Stereotypes: exaggerated descriptions applied to every person in some category G. Discrimination: treating various categories of people unequally (action) H. Institutional prejudice and discrimination: bias inherent in the operation of societys institutions IV.Affirmative Action as a solution: A. Intended to provide opportunity for qualified minorities B. Just compensation for unfair majority preference in the past C. Prejudice and discrimination persist in subtle ways today and must be countered D. Since the 1960s, it has in fact helped many individuals and improved society by creating more racial equality V. Affirmative Action as a problem: A. The attempt to create colorblindness has led to reverse discrimination B. Its goal has been achieved; its time has passed; now its doing more harm than good...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIO 110 taught by Professor Page during the Spring '08 term at Radford.
- Spring '08