TCLEOSE For Jailers--cultural Awareness & Civil Rights

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  • 1. 

    _____ is an organized and relatively unchanging combination of personal knowledge and feelings about someone or something that influences him/her to behave in a certain way in regard to that person or thing.

    Explanation
    Attitude refers to a person's organized and relatively unchanging combination of personal knowledge and feelings about someone or something. It is this attitude that influences an individual to behave in a certain way in regard to that person or thing. Attitudes can be positive or negative and can greatly impact how a person perceives and interacts with others or objects.

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  • 2. 

    _____ generally refers to groups of people with common ancestry and physical characteristics.

    Explanation
    Race generally refers to groups of people with common ancestry and physical characteristics. It is a social construct that categorizes individuals based on physical traits such as skin color, hair texture, and facial features. These physical characteristics are often used to differentiate and classify people into different racial groups. However, it is important to note that race is a socially constructed concept and does not have a biological basis.

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  • 3. 

    _____ refers to shared culture and background.

    Explanation
    Ethnicity refers to shared culture and background. It is a social construct that categorizes people based on common characteristics such as nationality, language, religion, customs, and traditions. Ethnicity plays a significant role in shaping individuals' identity, sense of belonging, and social interactions. It can also influence various aspects of life, including social status, opportunities, and experiences.

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    _____ is the act of regarding one's culture as the center of the universe.

    Explanation
    Ethnocentrism refers to the belief or attitude where one's own culture is considered superior or more important than others. It involves evaluating and judging other cultures based on the standards and values of one's own culture. This can lead to a biased and narrow-minded perspective, as individuals tend to view their own cultural practices, beliefs, and norms as the ultimate benchmark for comparison. Ethnocentrism often results in the exclusion or marginalization of other cultures, hindering intercultural understanding and cooperation.

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    _____ is an adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of or examination of the facts.

    Explanation
    Prejudice refers to a negative judgment or opinion formed without proper knowledge or examination of the facts. It involves preconceived notions and bias towards a certain individual, group, or idea. Prejudice is often based on stereotypes, ignorance, or fear, and can lead to unfair treatment and discrimination. It is important to recognize and challenge our own prejudices in order to promote equality and understanding.

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  • 6. 

    ______ a way of thinking and acting based on tradition.

    Explanation
    Culture is a way of thinking and acting based on tradition. It encompasses the beliefs, values, customs, and practices that are passed down from one generation to another. It shapes individuals' behaviors, attitudes, and perspectives, influencing how they interact with others and make decisions. Culture provides a framework for understanding the world and guides individuals' actions within a particular society or community. It is a fundamental aspect of human society and plays a significant role in shaping individuals' identities and shaping social norms and expectations.

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    ______ is acting based on the basis of prejudice.

    Explanation
    Discrimination refers to the act of treating someone unfairly or differently based on prejudice, bias, or stereotypes. It involves making judgments or decisions about individuals or groups without considering their individual qualities or merits. Discrimination can occur in various forms, such as racial discrimination, gender discrimination, or age discrimination. In this context, the word "acting" suggests that someone is engaging in discriminatory behavior, treating others unfairly due to their prejudice or bias.

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  • 8. 

    _____ provides a convenient group or person to blame when things go wrong in one's life or in the community.

    Explanation
    Scapegoating refers to the act of blaming a particular group or person for problems or failures that occur in one's life or within a community. It provides a convenient target for individuals to direct their frustrations and anger, allowing them to avoid taking responsibility for their own actions or addressing the root causes of the issues at hand. By attributing blame to a scapegoat, individuals can create a sense of unity within their own group and maintain a sense of control over their circumstances.

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  • 9. 

    The following are ALL a list of various forms of prejudice: 1.  Racial 2.  Ethnic 3.  Gender 4.  National Origin 5.  Political Affiliation 6.  Authority Figures 7.  Sexual Orientation 8.  Physically/Mentally Challenged 9.  Religion10.  Age11.  Economy/Occupation12.  Weights13.  Individual Personal Preferences

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the list provided includes various forms of prejudice, such as racial, ethnic, gender, national origin, political affiliation, authority figures, sexual orientation, physically/mentally challenged, religion, age, economy/occupation, weights, and individual personal preferences. These categories cover a wide range of biases and discriminatory attitudes that can be directed towards different individuals or groups based on these characteristics.

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