Prejudice – wk1: Thursday, January 9 , 2014
Prejudice: Biased evaluation of a group based on the traits associated with that group.
Can be implicit or explicit
This is the Affect – it’s the evaluation we have about a group of ppl
Discrimination: Negative behaviour/action towards someone based on their group membership.
Acting on prejudice
Behaviour bc it’s acting on the prejudice
Stereotype: A set of attributes & traits associated with a group of people (social category).
This is th e cognitive
Is prejudice still around? Yes, people hide their racism behind “legitimate concerns”. For example, “I’m
not racist, but…” more examples:
In 1990s, 1million ethnic Tutsis were killed in 100 days by ethnic hutus despite strong similarities
b/w them. Eg) Language & culture were similar, yet prejudice was present
Late 90s: economic uncertainty (currency value dropped) led to mass rioting in Jakarta due to
Prejudice = Chinese-Indonesians (1-2% of pop) stores were targeted
“Houston suburb opposes plan for Mosque”
Symbolic racism/modern racism: hiding behind “legitimate concern”
“residents claim they have nothing against Muslims and are more conc