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(def) A preference or inclination, favorable or unfavorable, which inhibits impartial judgment.
1. Attitudes can either be positive or negative
2. Creates an inclination to favor or dislike an individual from that group.
(def) Extreme negative attitudes leading to hatred of a group and persons regarded as members of the group.
(def) Names that reflect attitudes of contempt or ridicule for individuals in the group being named.
(def) Actions or practices carried out by a member or members of dominant groups, or their representative that have a differential and negative impact on a member or members of subordinate groups.
(def) Identification of an individual according to his or her national origin and/or distinctive cultural patterns.
(def) Views social problems as private, local, unique, exclusive, and unpredictable, a consequence of individual defect, accident, or unfortunate circumstance, which requires that all proposed remedies be tailored to fit each individual case.
Minority Group/Dominant Group
(def) Subordinate groups whose members have significantly less power to control their own lives than do members of a dominant, or majority group.
(def) The nation in which an individual has citizenship
(def) A negative attitude toward a group and persons perceived to be members of the group; being predisposed to behave negatively toward members of a group.
(def) A social concept with no scientific basis that categorizes people according to obvious physical differences such as skin color.
(def) A positive or negative trait or traits ascribed to a certain group and to most members of that group.
(def) Views social problems as a public, national, general, inclusive, and predictable; a consequence of imperfect and inequitable social arrangements which require research to identify their patterns and causes so that remedial institutional action can be taken to eliminate these problems and prevent them from reoccurring.
(def) Combination of attitudes that generate action o the deliberate choice to avoid action.
(def) A response to a social problem-such as injustice toward a minority group- that acknowledge the existence of a problem but avoids confronting the problems by offering partial or false solutions or by using arguments that do not address the situation as in "Yes, but you should have seen how bad it was last year."
(def) A response to a social problem- such as injustice toward a minority group- that does not acknowledge the existence of a problem but insists instead that no injustice has occurred as in "That's no discrimination, men have always been the boss; it's just the way things are meant to be."
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Institutionalized discrimination theory
(def) Institutional policies and practices that have differential and negative effects on subordinate groups in society.
(def) An individual or a group of people blamed for another person's problems or difficulties identifying a scapegoat is often employed to justify ones taking a negative action against that individual or group.
(def) A response to a social problem- rich an injustice toward a minority group- that identifies the problem as a deficiency in the minority group and not a societal problem, as in "if poor people want to escape poverty they just have to be willing to work harder.
(def) An orientation toward 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 of power.
(def) Moral reasoning in a relativist context that recognizes the importance of becoming actively committed to certain personal truths to strengthen and deepen the meaningfulness of one's life experiences.
(def) Having sufficient knowledge of a subject to communicate accurate information about that subject.
(def) Having the skills to communication information in order to be easily understood.
(def) Moral reasoning involving a belief in absolute truths and unambiguous categories of right and wrong behavior; also called "either/or reasoning."
(def) An attitude about other cultures that reduces importance of cultural differences and emphasizes the universality of human needs and behaviors to create4 stronger sense of relationships with all people.
(def) Moral reasoning that rejects absolute truth and is based on the assumption that all truth is relative and determining the right behavior depends on the individual and the situation.
(def) The demand that immigration to the United States reject their ethnic or cultural heritage and conform to American ways as defined by the dominate group.
(def) The study of agencies under social control that may improve or repair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally.
Know Nothing Party
(def) A political party that "knew nothing" when it came down to secret policies
(def) An anti-immigrant ideology advocating the protection of "native" inhabitants of a country from new or potential immigrants who are viewed as threatening or dangerous.
Brown v. Board of Education
(def) The 1954 Supreme Court decision overturning Plessy v. Ferguson by declaring racial segregation as unconstitutional.
Chinese Exclusion Act
(def) An 1882 law prohibiting Chinese immigration to the United States, renewed in 1892, and making exclusion permanent in 1902.
(def) Believing ones race, nation, or culture is superior to all other; also individual actions or institutional practices based on that belief.
(def) The Japanese government assured the U.S. government it would issue no more passports (as of 1908) to Japanese workers except those already in the United States or their close relatives.
(def) The belief that Asian Americans have been successful because they have been willing to work hard, and that all other minorities could be just as successful if they emulated Asian American behavior.
(def) A belief that God created the world and the system of natural laws that governed the world, but was not a presence (and did not play a role) in everyday life.
(def) A perspective on diverse Protestant faiths that views all of them as a singular Protestant church with different names (denominations)
(def) The civic culture of a society not reflective of religious perspective.
Bait and Switch
(def) An illegal strategy whereby a merchant advertises a cheap product and when the customer comes in to purchase it, he or she is persuaded to buy a more expensive product.
(def) An attitude, action, institutional structure that subordinates or limits a person on the basis of his or her low socioeconomic status.
(def) Prejudiced attitudes and behavior against others based on the perception of level of income, education, or status as inferior, demonstrated whenever someone response by saying or doing something degrading or harmful about persons whose income, education, or social standing is looked on as unacceptable.
(def) Established laws, customs, and practices in a society that allow systematic discrimination against low income individuals or groups to the benefit of middle- or upper-class individuals or groups.
(def) A socioeconomic status determined partly by income and primarily by a cluster of attitudes, beliefs, and practices of someone not too poor to be considered dependent on others but not living in an ostentatious manner associated with being wealthy.
(def) The practice of banks and other lenders of designating certain areas, especially inner-city neighborhoods (ghettos or barrios), as "deteriorating," which means they are viewed as bad risks for mortgage loans.
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