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Racism Chapter 5

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Race is?
Common set of physical characteristics may or may not share the same identity that holds a group together.
Ethnocentrism is?
An orientation or set of beliefs that holds ones own culture, ethnic or racial group, or nation that is superior to others. -leads members to believe their culture is superior. -feels...
Racism is?
Stereotyping and generalizing about people, usually negatively because of race. -a bias of discrimination against members of a racial minority group.
Prejudice is?
An opinion about an individual, group or phenomenon that is developed without proof or evidence. -make negative prejudgment.
Discrimination is? 
IS the physical action & unequal treatment of people. D -denying members of a minority group equal access to opportunities, housing, memberships of religion & social organizations.
Jim Crow caste system?
*how African Americans were to act in front of whites, white supremacy *embraced recital segregation, *denied political and legal rights to African aAmericans. *after the civil war...
LIncoln believed that African Americans were...
Inferior to whites. *they should not coexist in the same nation. *promoted resettling blacks in foreign countries. * he urged blacks to resettle in Central America.
Brown vs. board of education in 1954
Ruled that racial segregation in public school was unconstitutional.
Strategies against racism...
*mass media appeals *increase interaction among racial and ethnic groups *civil rights law *activism *affirmative action programs *confrontation of racist & ethnic remarks...
Violence in America..
*frequent violence against Chinese. *slave treatment by white slave owners.  *after civil war, lynching of African Americans increased. *lynching for minor offenses, seeking...
Racial & ethnics stereotypes..
Involve attributing a fixed and usually inaccurate or unfavorable conception to a racial or ethnic group.  *we put people in categories since that is how we think.
Racial stereotypes involve differentiating people in terms of color or physical characteristics.
If people believe positive stereotypes, they will most likely believe negative ones. Ex:blacks r good at basketball. Native American Indians are alcoholics.
Institutional discrimination is
Prejudicial treatment in organizations based on official policies, overt behaviors, or behaviors that may be covert but approved by those with power. Organizational racism within agencies. 
Institutional racism are found in...
Educational systems.
Authoritarian personality is...
Is inflexible and rigid and has a low intolerance for uncertainty. *this type of personality has a great respect for authority figures and quickly submits to their will. * person...
White supremacy is?
*the belief and promotion of the belief that white people are superior to other racial backgrounds. *dominant belief in the US before American civil war. *white lenders of 10 viewed...
Criminal thinking related to racism?
Irrational beliefs that allow them to tell themselves that their behavior is acceptable. *power thrust-view self as all powerful *ownership-extreme form of control over others based...
Slavery in the US?
Slaves had come from well developed art form, political systems, family patterns, religious beliefs, and economic systems. *they were prohibited from practicing and developing art,...
Anglo-conformity ...
Assumes desirability of maintaining modified English institutions, language, and culture as the dominant standard in American life. Assimulation in America means Anglo-conformity. Most...
Melting pot is?
Views the future American society not as a modified England but rather as a totally new blend, both culturally and biologically, of all the various groups that inhibit the US.
Cultural pluralism is?
Series of coexisting groups, each preserving its own tradition  and culture but each loyal to an overarching American nation. Some groups declare the importance of the past &...
Native Americans view on eye contact 
Rude to attempt eye contact. Think it is a form of intimidation.
Institutional racism is?
Refers to discriminatory acts and policies against a racial group that pervade the major macro systems of society, including the legal, political, whereas others are not. *policies...
Truth about Race?
There are no clear biological classifications of people. +no racial group has any unique or distinctive genes.  +Race has social meanings for people. +social definition of an...
Human Rights and Social Justice, how are they alike?
Human Rights provide the SW profession with a global and contemporary set of guidelines. Social justice tends to be defined in vague terminology such as fairness vs. unfairness......
Common between ethnic groups and racial groups?
Ethnic groups are a distinct group of people who share a common language, set of customs, history, culture, race, religion or origin. Race has a common set of characteristics. +members...


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