I. Racial prejudice
A. Audit studies have become popular in this text because they are not subject to the
kinds of social desirability bias.
B. Racial discrimination persists.
1. Audit Study - experimental design according to which they matched white
and black sounding names. No difference in skill level and the resumes
were controlled for quality
a) The only variable was whether the name attached to that
resume was associated with being black or white.
b) Sought to see what the call back rates were.
c) Black sounding names get half as many callbacks as the white
d) Now they increased the level of quality of resumes. When the
resume is better it does improve for blacks but the rate of
improvement for black names is way smaller than the rate of the
e) There are discriminatory process, and the hierarchy of skill and
process the worse something gets.
C. We grew up in a racialized society from a pretty early age you get to know the
hierarchy. You can’t help but have all sorts of imprints in the ways you associate
particular traits and qualities with certain groups.
D. No choice of racial groups in terms of names.
1. Post 60’s phenomenon
2. many authors would attribute the development of that process to
increasing rates of segregation.
3. Asian americans going from being the yellow peril to the model minority
4. Content and symbols and features that are associated in racial terms with a
group can change over time
E. Association with criminality with blackness -- there doesn’t have to be a criminal
factor for that association to be made with the group as a whole.
II. Transition that the model minority - asians - as a threat and despised group.
A. you cannot create value for one group without signifying disvalue
B. perception of a threat to where groups “ought to belong”
1. In accordance to keeping white dominance at the center of everything.
2. You’re going to get this push back and ideas that get put out there. These
kind of everyday examples a