Not okay to show bias blind people deaf people

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Not okay to show bias: Blind people, Deaf people, Mentally Retarded People, etc. Implicit prejudice (and attitudes) Unaware of it Unwilling to report it What are the social sources of prejudice? - Social inequalities: Unequal status and prejudice o Where slavery was practiced prejudice ran strong o Nineteenth-century politicians justified imperial expansion by describing exploited colonized people as “inferior,” “requiring protection,” and a “burden” to be borne (Allport, 1958) o Hacker (1951) noted how stereotypes of Blacks and women helped rationalize the inferior status of each
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Many people thought both groups were mentally slow, emotional and primitive, and contented with their subordinate role Blacks were inferior were all right in their place Women were weak place was in the home o Vescio and others (2005) Powerful men who stereotype their female subordinates give them plenty of praise But fewer resources undermining their performance This sort of patronizing allows the men to maintain their position of power o Patronizing benevolent sexism Statements implying that women, as the weaker sex, need support Has undermined women’s cognitive performance by planting intrusive thoughts Self-doubts, preoccupations and decreased self-esteem (Dardenne & others, 2007) o See other groups as competent or as likable Often not as both We respect the competence of those high in status Like those who agreeably accept a lower status o Some people notice and justify status differences Those high in social dominance orientation A motivation to have one’s group dominate other social groups Tend to view people in terms of hierarchies Like their own social groups to be high-status Prefer professions Oppose affirmative action Desire to be on top leads people high in social dominance To embrace prejudice To support political positions that justify prejudice - Socialization o Prejudice springs from unequal status and from other social sources Including our acquired values and attitudes o The influence of family socialization appears in children’s prejudices Which often mirror those perceived in their mothers (Castelli & others, 2007) Even children’s implicit racial attitudes reflect their parents’ explicit prejudice (Sinclair & others, 2004) Our families and cultures pass on all kinds of information o The authoritarian personality In those who were strongly prejudiced
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Prejudice appeared to be not specific to one group but an entire way of thinking about those who are different Ethnocentric Believing in the superiority of one’s own ethnic and cultural group Having a corresponding disdain for all other groups An intolerance for weakness, a punitive attitude and a submissive respect for their ingroup’s authorities Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn Authoritarian personality A personality that is disposed to favor obedience to
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