Exnomination- the dominant group does the racializing, and they become “above” the racialization
process. White people racialize others, while they themselves are not seen as a race.
Majority/minority- it is about power, not numbers. Unequal treatment.
-related to the concept of a minority group is a “visible” minority, that causes divisions based on being
physically different from white.
Stereotype- set of ideas that stand in for the person in front of you. The generalized notion is used to
judge people instead of actually interacting with a person.
-positive stereotypes (“Asians are good at math”) are still not good
Prejudice- follows stereotypes: negative feelings towards a particular group of people. When prejudice
is organized around ideas of race, it is racism: belief that one race is supreme.
Discrimination- acts on prejudice. Taking action to prevent a group of people from access and deny
Ethnocentrism- the idea that one’s own culture/group is the best
Overt racism- confrontation and obvious actions
Polite racism- unspoken acts
Clip- investigation about acts of racism
-two participants had hidden cameras, went into white and mixed race neighbourhoods
-one black and one white man- same social class and education, age and ability
-how much difference does skin colour make in everyday America?
-shopping: black man is ignored by salesmen, or followed to make sure he is not stealing
-black man was given a higher rate when paying for a car, and given higher prices
-white man helped by strangers when having a problem in public
-black man targeted more by police cars
-black man was harassed by strangers, told that he was in the wrong neighbourhood
Clip- Blue Eyed
-as an exercise, teacher divides her young students into two groups depending on their eye colour
-tells them that the blue eyed people are better, smarter, cleaner, than brown eyed people
-blue eyed students are given less privileges and access, and told they cannot play with each other
-children started internalizing the prejudice
-wanted the children to understand the experie