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CD 42 Midterm

stereotype basis for prejudice behavior; over-generalizations, myths and distorted information (usually negative) about groups of people men are insensitive; Mexicans have pinatas at all their parties
discrimination treating someone well, or not well, based on racial or cultural treatment on ones own knowledge about that person after listening to her parents making remarks about "Chinese drivers" not knowing how to drive, Sally pushes Cindy away, who is originally from the Philippines, as a small group of children engage in pretend play riding a bus to the zoo
prejudice prejudging or expressing dislike for a person or a group of people based on race, ability, gender, creed, sexual orientation, etc; an attitude, an opinion, or a feeling about someone or a group with no prior information Josh is new in school and has a speech impairment. You notice that when you tell children to select a partner to go on a walk, no one chooses Josh
-isms prejudice against a group or individual supported by, sanctioned, legitimized or reinforced by society sexism, handicappism, ageism, sizeism
sexism attitude or action supported by societal power that subordinates people based on their sex "you're a girl. girls can't do that."
handicappism institutional practice prevents people with different abilities to be integrated into society and keeps them socially and economically oppressed an office that is not wheelchair accessible
racism attitude, action, and institutional practice backed up by institutional power that subordinates people because of their color; prejudice plus power "you can't play because you're black"
classism prejudice against people on the basis of class rank, supported by institutional power children selecting friends on the basis of what they wear
oppression the systematic use of social power to keep people of one social group from having equal access to society's goods and benefits slavery; opportunities in certain communities, such as quality of education
culture a group of people sharing similar views, such as beliefs, customs, values, etc; a way of life native american, males, child development students
dominant culture cultural group that controls or influences economic, political, educational, or social services institutions In the U.S. - European American
Diversity human differences between people, such as physical characteristics or beliefs CA has people from different places of the world
race the idea of classifying people based on physical characteristics with no scientific or biological basis, with the purpose of assigning social status, power, and worth to people latinos, asians
ethnicity the geographic origin or national identity of a person, typically used for identification purposes on an application you are asked select your ethnicity
society set of systems, institutions, organizations, and individuals that function interdependently based on a set of prescribed values, beliefs, and cultural patternss american society; govt
citizenship living in a particular couontry and participating in its governmental rules though birth or naturalization born in the u.s. and paying taxes
people of color term used to describe people who are not European american with the attempt to deal with the complexities and limits of language by combining all cultural groups (except European american) that are targets of racism in the US Asian-Pacific american, African american
white people a racial term, referring to people from European ancestry, used to highlight economic, political, cultural, educational, legal controls, and benefits, that as a group, they have in the U.S. italians
european american people on the US descended from any of the different nations or ethnic groups in Europe Irish, German
minority a term considered to be outdated, inaccurate and offensive used to label groups of people with separate identity and lower status from the dominant society; may be numerical minority or majority japanese
children as models children imitate the prejudiced comments and behavior they see from their parents, adults, and older children in their lives
children as mirrors children's prejudiced behavior and thinking is a reflection of society's values, attitudes, and prevailing stereotypes. they mimic what is seen and heard on TV, read in books, and lived through institutions
children as victims children, who themselves have been shamed & humiliated by adults & older children, transfer their anger and negative feelings onto others who they see as less powerful & less desireable. This is especially true of children living in families with rigid rules and dominating parents who don't allow the child to express feelings of anger, hurt, and sadness
children as limited thinkers cognitive development follows a predictable sequence from simplistic thinking to more complex reasoning. young children reach false conclusions about the world because they build their own beliefs by making incorrect associations between events & ideas. preschoolers can only understand the world and other people from their own experience and are likely to confuse the facts and focus on irrelevant details.
bias attitude, believe or feeling resulting and justifying unfair treatment of someone else because of their identity teacher scolds boys more than girls because teacher believes boys are naturally more active than girls, therefore need more discipline
Created by: jat009