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Lecture 1

PSYC12H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Rwandan Genocide, Symbolic Racism

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Michael Inzlicht

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Rwandan Genocide
1 million people in 100 days
Indonesian Riots
economic issues
targetted Chinese populations
racism is not over but it has changed
symbolic racism
racism hiding behind something else
excuses that cover up prejudiced views
we cannot get rid of stereotypes
we can minimize their impact
discrimination - taking action based on stereotypes
stereotype - attributes about a social category
prejudice - judgement about a social category
When is something prejudice?
content - what was said and how was it said?
intention - meant to harm?
conviction - does the person truly believe what he/she said?
context - power between parties
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