Eth 125 Discrimination Worksheet

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Associate Program Material Discrimination Worksheet Write a 100- to 200-word response to each of the following questions. Provide citations for all the sources you use. • What is discrimination? How is discrimination different from prejudice and stereotyping? To discriminate is to recognize the differences between a person, thing, or situation and the actual positive or negative actions based on those differences and is the “behavioral manifestation of prejudice”, according to Perceiving Groups, 2010. Stereotyping is the placing of labels or generalizations about a group of people, such as Greg is a young Black male so therefore he is probably a gang member or drug dealer. Finally prejudice is the attitudes one has toward a particular person, thing, or situation. According to Perceiving Groups, (2010), not all prejudice leads to discrimination, and some prejudice can, in fact be positive. • What are the causes of discrimination? While discrimination is certainly picked up on in the parent to child relationship, which is by no means the only factor. Stereotyping can often lead to discrimination. Unfamiliarity is another big cause of discrimination. This is so because people fear what they do not know, or understand. If a person has never experienced someone of a particular group, stereotypes my already be in place that will cause the discrimination of these groups. Ethnocentrism, which is the belief in the superiority of one’s own race over that of another, is also a huge factor in discrimination and has led to the extermination of the Jews in Germany, and the slavery epidemic in the United States as well as many other countries throughout time. • How is discrimination faced by one identity group (race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability) the same as discrimination faced by
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