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Human Differences Ch. 2 (Prejudice)
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a response to a social problem that acknowledges the existence of a problem, but avoids confronting the problem by offering partial or false solutions or by using arguments that do not address the situation. "Yes, but you should have seen how bad it was last year."
a pattern in the English language consisting of negative meanings for phrases that include the word black and positive meanings for phrases that include white
a response to a social problem that does not acknowledge the existence of a problem, but insists that no injustice has occurred. "That's not discrimination, men have always been the boss; it's just the way things are meant to be."
the belief that the best people ascend to a place of superiority in society and represent a natural aristocracy, whereas those who are not successful are viewed as lacking the necessary qualities to be successful within society
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a particular nationality, or racial, ethnic, or minority group
words or phrases that are not gender specific, but inclusive of both genders
institutionalized discrimination theory
institutional policies and practices that have differential and negative effects on subordinate groups in a society
people engaging in discriminatory actions based on a desire to protect their power and privilege
internal colonialism theory
explains contemporary discrimination as the maintenance of inequities resulting from historic exploitation or subordinate groups by the dominant group
an individual or a group of people blamed for another person's problems or difficulties; identifying a scapegoat is often employed to justify one's taking a negative action against that individual or group
a response to a social problem that identifies the problem as a deficiency in the minority group and not a societal problem. "If poor people want to escape poverty they just have to be willing to work harder."
the migration of white families from an urban to a suburban location because of court rulings to desegregate urban schools
an orientation toward the power and resources based on assumptions of scarcity, as when struggling to achieve goals, one person gains at the expense of another. The belief that sharing power means a reduction in power
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