Lecture 01

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Published on 27 May 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC12H3
PSYC12: Lecture 01
1963 - Martin Luther Kings speech on freedom
In many ways in the present timeexplicit attitude of racism, prejudice have changed &
integration has changed (many different races & religons exists in same environment)
Though there these good changes world still havent changed completely to non-prejudice
Khmer Rouge in Cambodia
~ late 19 7 0 s 19 8 0 s an ideologic al le a der c a me into p ower pool w/ p arty c alled Khmer R
an d discriminated against c ertain Camb o dians such as clas s, colo ur shade, u rban (even aga
peo ple that wore glas s es )
These p eo ple were targets of discrimination & extermination killing fields, p riso n s
Mas s killin g s of 2 million of Cambodian p eo ple b ased o n ideologic al differenc e s (discriminati
Rwandan Genocide
~ e a rly 9 0 s a civil war brok e o ut & in 10 0 d ays, they esti mated that a million p eo ple were
The victi ms were largely the Tutsi p eo ple (from Tutsi tribe) & the Hutu (from Hutu tribe) wer
the major p erpetrator however the mo d erator (liberal) Hutu were also targeted for the
exterminatio n
This was n o t army like g en o cide peo ple just in c a rs & sh o o tin g p eo ple at the stre e t if they
were the wron g tribes
Interestin gly there is n o major differenc e b /w these 2 tribes: share lan g u age, cul t ure & even
division b/w the tribes was just b ased o n colo nialism
oHowever this was a division Hutu saw Tutsi as b ein g favo ured (to p of hierarchy)
Indonesian Riots
~ late 9 0 s riots brok e o ut in Ind o n esia
The g overnment were p erc eive to b e cor r u p t & were rebelling against it But who were
target is the q u estio n s
oThey were mostly Chinese p eo ple eth nic Chinese in Indo n esia
Houston Suburb opposes plan for Mosqueneighbour threatens to hold pig races
A curr ent is s ue Dec 7, 2 0 0 6 in Katy, Texas a plan to b uild a mosq u e in this Ho u ston
su b u rb h as trig g ered n eig h b o u rhood disp u te w/ com m u nity members warning the pla c e will
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become a terrorist hotbed & one man threatening to hold pig races on Fridays just to offend
Muslims
But people in that resident claims its NOT prejudice but says - Many neighbourhood residen
claim they have nothing against Muslims and are more concerned about property values, dr
and traffic
oBut if Wal-Mart or something big corporation came to build it in the same place t hat wou
cause same problem such as traffic but in bigger scale would NOT cause same reactions
There is even Anti-Muslim website to rally against this using Islam
http://katyislamicassoication.net
But were closer
Barack Obama as President of USA a black president
People such Steve Cohlberg in his TV show announce Racism is over!
oBUT is clearly not
Little about the Prof
Believe in evolution & Atheist
From Montreal Quebec - lived in New York city for while (there in 9/11)
Taught in Wilfred Laurier University for a year
Enjoy Karkoe a lot & like to read and travel (went lot of place)
Lets Talk about Prejudice
Boart (Sasha Baron Cohen) & Dave Chappelle comedians pushed the envelope of being
bigot (Racism)
oE.g. in Boart where there is race for Jews t hat is in Kahastan
Dave Chappelle after a certain show felt that though he was pushing the clips many were
misconstrued by audience & wanted to stop it
oClip goes in airline and given t he option of getting the chicken or fish he has gyspy
in his shoulder telling him to pick friend chicken since black people prefer this but he d
want to look stereotypically black
So orders the fish steward comes back and say they dont have fish only friend chic
oHe does this for every ethnicity
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Document Summary

1963 - martin luther king"s speech on freedom. In many ways in the present time explicit attitude of racism, prejudice have changed & integration has changed (many different races & religons exists in same environment) Though there these good changes  world still haven"t changed completely to non-prejudice. ~ la t e 9 0 s rio t s b r ok e o u t in in d o n e si a. Houston suburb opposes plan for mosque neighbour threatens to hold pig races. There is even anti-musli m website to rally against this using islam h t tp://katyisla micassoication. net.  barack obama as president of usa a b lack president.  people such steve cohlberg in his tv show announce racism is over: but is clearly not. From montreal quebec - lived in new york city for while (there in 9/ 11) Taught in wilfred laurier university for a year.