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Soci 1160, Week 8 Notes

by: Amber Levister

Soci 1160, Week 8 Notes SOCI 1160 030

Amber Levister
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lecture from thursday 3/3/16
Intro to Social Problems
Mindy Stombler
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amber Levister on Friday March 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOCI 1160 030 at Georgia State University taught by Mindy Stombler in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 65 views. For similar materials see Intro to Social Problems in Sociology at Georgia State University.


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Date Created: 03/04/16
Intro to Social Problems Thursday 3/3/16 ▯ Discrimination continued… ▯ -2 Main types of discrimination:  Individual Acts= actions of individual members of one group intended to have differential or harmful effects on the members of another group (usually done by members of the powerful race groups (majority)) o Overt: occurring because individual is prejudice  Ex- a landlord is prejudice of Latinos and doesn’t want them in his building so he says they’re full o Adaptive: based on the prejudice attitudes of others  ex- a landlord is not prejudice of Latinos himself but based on his other tenants prejudice, he wants to keep the Latinos out Institutional=built/structured into organizations and institutions through policy; ex- The Jim Crow South o Intended=purposefully put in place to be harmful (majority group)  Denny’s had written policy on # of AA in store at 1 time  Shoney’s had unwritten policy on hiring AA to positions o Unintended= meant to be race neutral, but has harmful effects  SAT use for college admission ▯ **Racism= a set of beliefs about the superiority of one racial/ ethnic group over another; used to justify inequality; accompanied by systemic power in society  Colorblind ideology= saying the best way to end discrimination is to treat individuals equally without regard for race, as if skin color doesn’t matter o Sound just, but when put into practice it discounts past and current discrimination and oppression that people of color continually experience o Result of practices of discrimination: GAPS (economy, affirmative action, jobs) ▯ ▯ ▯


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