I have learned a great deal of background information on all the races that were covered in the textbook. I have learned what can constitute a prejudice and discrimination and that there is a large perception of prejudice and discrimination in the world and not all are necessarily true. Most prejudice is either learned from home or the result of lack of education about another race or ethnic group. Stereotyping is an exaggerated generalization about a group that does not consider the individual person. I feel that stereotyping is the basically the same as prejudice. As far as relating to any specific minority group I don’t think it will change how I relate to another race. I have always tried to treat everyone fairly and to give him or her the benefit of doubt.
I learned many new things about my cultural history. I never knew the Irish were treated so badly when they came to America or the conditions of the travel getting here. Most Irish left Ireland for America because of the poverty, disease, potato famine, and English oppression in their own country. Many job postings in America stated “No Irish Need Apply” and they were called the “White Nigger”. I also learned that they fought back fiercely against the discrimination. At the beginning of the Civil War, the Irish were to first to sign up and fight for the country that didn’t want them. The Irish Brigade was the most honored of fighting units. The Irish also continue to have strong ties with their homeland and celebrate many of their holidays, especially St. Patrick’s Day.
The majority of today’s immigrants live in six states: California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, and Illinois. By the year 2050 the U.S. population is estimated to be 387 million people, if the current rate of immigration continues. The Hispanic population will grow from 27 million to 85 million. “In California, where many new immigrants live, each native household is paying about $1,178 a year in state and local...
...Prejudice and Public Perception
After September 11, Americans have a negative point of view towards people from Arab Nations and all Muslims in the world. Most of the people get the wrong perception about Islam because they lack of knowledge of how this religion works. Middle Eastern people face prejudice today because of the public’s lack of understanding of their religious beliefs, their treatment of women, and theperception of their being terrorists.
One of the reasons why the public perception of the Muslim community is not completely true is because of their lack of understanding of the Islam religion. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world, having the second largest number of believers, next to Christianity. There are about nine to eleven million Muslims that are living in the United States, and some scholars agree that they will soon outnumber the American Jews. (Hasan 183) Most people do not have any sort of background information, and they are apt to make the wrong judgments about Muslims. “United States rely on biased media reporting, generalizations, and stories we’ve heard about Muslims to Characterize Islam” (Hassan 10). The quote holds the key about American population understanding of the Islamic community, based on information about what they learned through the media. The Muslim community in the United States is the victim of mistaken...
...Racial prejudice is an insidious moral and social disease affecting peoples and populations all over the world. It is diagnosed by the cataloguing of its various symptoms and manifestations which include fear, intolerance, separation, segregation, discrimination, and hatred. While all of these symptoms of racial prejudice may be manifest, the single underlying cause of racial prejudice is ignorance. Historically, a race of people is defined as a population with distinguishable biological features. Indeed, humans are outwardly different in appearance; the problem arises when the symptoms of the disease become evident: intolerance, separation, and hatred. In a positive vein, one may embrace the differences of peoples across the face of the earth and marvel at the uniqueness of individuals who live on a different part of the globe or across the street. Racial prejudice perverts this uniqueness of the races and takes the view that these differences separate individuals further into groups, with one group being inferior to the other.
Racial prejudice has shaped the form of our present day societies; indeed, prejudice has shaped societies since time began. As far back as the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob living in the land of Goshen, peoples have been subjugated due to their differences. Beyond all of the spiritual implications of the nation of Israel living in Egypt,...
...understanding of the concepts. Using my experience with prejudice I will be providing how what I learned in the social psychology textbook. Prejudice has been a very relevant topic I have related with throughout my life. In addition to reading and thinking about the concepts covered in the text, an important part of the learning process includes applying these concepts to your own life and experiences.
Prejudice is a preconceived negative judgment of a group and its individual members (Myers). Prejudice is an attitude essentially that can be either positive or negative judgments. More than likely the prejudice someone is faced with is negative.
Being that it is an attitude you also have to know about the ABC’s of attitudes. A is for the affect or feelings. B is for the behavior tendency or inclination to act. And C is for the cognitions or beliefs. They also help tie into stereotypes and discrimination. Stereotypes is a negative evaluation in which you generalize the personal attributes of a group. Discrimination is an unjustified behavior toward ones group. Whether it is conscious or automatic prejudice is your quick response to associations.
“Although our [conscious] minds are in the right places and we may truly believe we are not prejudiced, our hearts aren’t quite there yet” (John Dovido, Time, 2009). With so many races in the world, it is often easy to see how quickly we are to...
...Associate Program Material
Stereotypes and Prejudice Worksheet
Please complete the following exercises, remembering that you are in an academic setting and should remain unbiased, considerate, and professional when completing this worksheet.
Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:
• Sexual orientation
|Category |Stereotype 1 |Stereotype 2 |Stereotype 3 |
|Race |Asians are genuises |African Americans are amazing at |All white people are racist |
| | |all sports | |
|Gender |Woman are moody |Women can’t drive |Men are rude |
|Disability |Disabled people are not smart |Disabled are weak |Disabled need help with everything|
Answer each question in 50 to 100 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
What are the positive aspects of stereotypes, if any?
o I do not think that there any positive aspects of...
...Essay Question: IS IT POSSİBLE TO REMOVE PREJUDİCESPrejudice means the attitude toward the members of some group based
solely on their membership in that group and it can be positive or negative. The main
reason of prejudice is most probably stereotyping and it involves generalizations about
the typical characteristics of members of the groups. Prejudice is ubiquitous and it affects all of us and it sometimes cause negative consequences. Hence, many people search works or studies to remove prejudice effects.We also learn from texts which is called ‘’Understanding Prejudice and ‘’The Cognitive Process’’ by Gordon W. Allport. In addition George Aliken says ''If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed, and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.’’ It shows that prejudice cannot be removed totally and I strongly agree with this statement. In other words, people cannot have a chance to get rid of prejudices because of many stereotypes, a fear of the unfamiliar and the effects of social environment.
Stereotypes is the main factor why it is impossible to get rid of prejudice totally.
Each society has many stereotypes about different issues and it is impossible to isolate
people from society not to affected these stereotypes. To begin with, stereotypes may...
...Answer 1) Perception
Perception is the identification and interpretation of sensory information which we get in order to represent & understand the behavior or environment.
Perception is process of collecting information through our various senses, identification from it and making interpretation.
Perception is nothing but a way of thinking yourself on a particular situation and taking decision on the base of your mind reacting on it.
Thus every person ideas and perception differs from each person and their values to a particular situation is different. So every individual perception is different at a visual image.
It may also come from the previous experience & learning, attitudes & interests, needs & feelings and the current situation all affect perception.
It differs due to personal, socioeconomic and cultural differences.
Personal perception: the age, gender, past experience of young children, teenagers and adults perceptions / imaginary is different.
Cultural perception: it includes customs, belief system, languages, religious and historic perspective. And it also get change with all this cultural mind set.
Diagrammatic representation of perception pyramid:
This diagram represent show how the perception process take place and how the...
12 February 2013
It’s been a few weeks since the semester began. I have had many days to ponder my own prejudices. Everyone is supposed to have them, but this is the hardest paper I have ever had to write. I had no idea where to begin looking, or how to begin searching deep into myself to find the answers. Born in 1979, I was a child on the end of a new world. My parents were hippies. They may have grown up, but they never lost those traits a person associates with the hippie generation. Peace, love and happiness. Deliberately or not, those values were passed on to my brother and I. My Dad still celebrates John Lennon’s birthday, as well as the day he died. My young life was filled with a variety of people. I grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. Today most people associate Dearborn with Arab immigrants. In the 80’s it was a little more diverse. Italian, Polish, and Arab immigrants made up a good portion of our neighborhood. When my parents divorced, my Dad moved into a house shared with a gay couple—in Detroit, near Belle Isle. This isn’t a biography of my life, but I thought maybe some background about my life could be helpful not only to you, but to me.
Everyone is supposed to have prejudices, and I should be no exception. I started with asking family and friends if they have ever noticed a prejudice about me that I failed to notice. That didn’t get very far....
...This essay will look into perception in the workplace and the role perception can play and how a person’s perception of others impact an organization’s behavior, the positive and negative on using perception shortcuts when judging others, and how decisions in real world organizations are actually made. Perceptions can shape moral and ethical decisions so it is very important to make sure one is using the right techniques to make the correct decisions based on perception.
Perception In the text, Organizational Behavior (2005), author Stephen P. Robbins states “is a process by which individuals organize and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment. One can perceive something and it can be substantially different from the objective reality. Perception is very important because people’s behavior is based in their perception of what reality is, not reality itself.”
There are many things that factor into perception they can sometimes shape or distort ones perception. In the text, Organizational Behavior (2005), author Stephen P. Robbins states “These factors can reside in the perceiver, in the object or target being perceived, or in the context of the situation in which the perception is made.
People’s perceptions differ in many different ways when...