Running head: Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Discrimination 1 At some point in our lives we all have had the pleasure of experiencing prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. As stated in our text book, "Stereotypes are beliefs about the characteristics of a particular group or members of those groups. Prejudice describes our emotional experience. And discrimination is a negative behavior towards an individual or a group based on your beliefs and feelings about that group (Feenstra 2013)." Feenstra (2013) also states in our textbook: "That ingroups are groups that you might be a part of, and out groups are groups that you may not identify with."
We see the group to which we belong (the in-group) as being different from the others (the out-group), and members of the same group as being more similar than they are. Social categorization is one explanation for prejudice attitudes which leads to in-groups and
Discuss the factors that contribute to prejudice and discrimination and identify some techniques for reducing the development of prejudice and discrimination. Prejudice and discrimination have been prevalent throughout human history. Prejudice has to do with a negative attitude held by a person about members of a particular group, while discrimination refers to behaviors directed differently against people because of prejudice toward the social group they belong to. Prejudice is the attitude and discrimination is the behavior that can result from the attitude. Discrimination can be controlled by laws, but the prejudicial attitude can’t be easily controlled.
There are four types of discrimination, the first is individual discrimination. Individual discrimination is the behaviour of one person to another or a group of people, the next is institutional discrimination; this is when discrimination is built into the way the institution is run. Next is overt discrimination, this is when an individual or institution knowingly treats someone unfairly on the bias of race, gender, etc. The last is covert discrimination, this discrimination in subtle, for example applying criteria that people will be unable to meet, this type can be intentional or unintentional. Discrimination can be seen in practise with stereotyping, labelling, disempowering, abusing, bullying, abuse of power, infringements of rights and over-riding individual’s rights.
Jose Gomez Crash After I saw the movie Crash, I realized that in our lifestyle we are exposed to stereotype in one way or another, voluntary or involuntary. I understand stereotyping is a classification that society makes about other people, we classify people based on the knowledge and experience that we have about something or someone; it depends on how we grow up and which values we choose for our lives. In addition, I believe, the majority group creates stereotypes because they tend to label minorities. To Illustrate, majorities may catalogue communities for the way they look, race, the language that they speak, and their religious beliefs. Even if we try to avoid stereotyping it is impossible in the world that we live in today, and that
Emily Sengstock Mr. Marquardt Survey English 06 March 2011 Prejudice as Told by Harper Lee In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows a lot of ways the characters use prejudice. You see examples of it every day. Prejudice really means an opinion made about someone or something based on rumors or untrue background information. The concept of prejudice really shows a lot about someone. Prejudice can be disguised as stereotyping, discrimination, misjudgment, and the biggest, which is shown in the book, is racism.
The quote also illustrates how racial prejudice oppresses people into staying in their current social status. The quote shows how racial prejudice leads to most, if not all of the Younger family’s problems. The Younger family lives during an oppressive era during the civil rights movement. Despite many generations of hard work and perseverance, the Younger family still faces many of the issues that they faced many years ago. Racial prejudice is a limiting quality that demoralizes people.
The Significance of the Jim Crow Laws “Jim Crow” was the name assigned to a range of laws and rituals practiced during the Reconstruction Era, in the early 1970’s. The Jim Crow Laws had several purposes and meanings during the Reconstruction Era. Not only were there Jim Crow Laws, but there was also Jim Crow segregation throughout the 1970’s. This segregation afflicted not only the blacks, but the whites throughout this era. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee displays several examples and representations of the Jim Crow Laws.
Discrimination- unlawful discrimination occurs when a person is harassed or treated arbitrarily or different because of their membership in a “protected class”. A protected class is a group of two people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination and harassment by the law. Prejudice refers to negative judgments and/or views about a group formed without knowledge, though, or reason. A stereotype is a (often negative) generalization about a group based upon samples that do not represent the group, in which the generalization becomes so well-known it becomes a “conventional image” for the group in question., often accepted as the truth by the illogical bunch. Stereotypes could be a form of prejudice if they are negative generalizations.
(UOP) What is historical trauma? Historical trauma is mixed between psychological and emotional pain that exists over the lifespan as well as generations (Raymond Daw). Atrocities and violence prey on the powerless and the weak. The normal victims tend to be children, women, the disabled, the poor and ethnic minorities. These victims tend to be the main point of interests for mass violence: enslavement, war, genocide as well as colonialism.