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16 Mar 2011
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Psychology II Lecture 25
-Section 15(1) of the Charter forbids institutional prejudice and discrimination
-Section 15(2) allows activity that helps improve the disadvantaged group
-ex. lower the acceptance rate for white people to a program in order to increase that of the
minority
Reverse Discrimination
-action against traditionally advantage groups in affirmative action
Value Pluralism
-values are always in conflict
-every policy that promotes equality for minority violates merit principle
-policy that promotes respect for minorities undermines freedom of expression
-policy that promotes religious right undermines traditional symbol
-institution is usually careful about setting up the policy, it wants to promote equality and not to
offense most people
-in 2004, French government forbade kids in school to wear religious symbol
-tried to separate state from religion (secularism)
Implicit Association Test
-researchers ask participants to respond by clicking left and right button in association with the
picture of black and white people with positive and negative terms
-at first, they relate white people with positive terms and black people with negative terms
-most people do not have difficulty performing the task
-but when the terms are flipped with black people relating to positive terms and white people
relating to negative terms, people start to make mistake
-this means people are prejudiced in associating positive terms with white people
-black/ south Asian participants have more preference for their own race so they can relate
positive terms with black people and make less mistake in the test
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Section 15(1) of the charter forbids institutional prejudice and discrimination. Section 15(2) allows activity that helps improve the disadvantaged group. Ex. lower the acceptance rate for white people to a program in order to increase that of the minority. Action against traditionally advantage groups in affirmative action. Every policy that promotes equality for minority violates merit principle. Policy that promotes respect for minorities undermines freedom of expression. Policy that promotes religious right undermines traditional symbol. Institution is usually careful about setting up the policy, it wants to promote equality and not to offense most people. In 2004, french government forbade kids in school to wear religious symbol. Researchers ask participants to respond by clicking left and right button in association with the picture of black and white people with positive and negative terms. At first, they relate white people with positive terms and black people with negative terms. Most people do not have difficulty performing the task.

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