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Prof. Braun HSERV200 - Racial and Social Justice

Stereotyping/Prejudice

Stereotypes can be classified as "non-scientific, over-generalizations about a social group. Stereotypes can be positive or negative, conscious and unconscious inferences about a social group". For more information -- check out the Learn & Unlearn: Anti-racism Resource Guide, published by the John M. Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The term prejudice, however, according Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology (also retrieved from our database CREDO) refers broadly to systematic and durable subjective assessments of groups, or members of those groups, in unfavorable terms. For many years, being prejudice was exclusive to hateful rhetoric against racial groups and communities. Currently, the concept has been broadened to other groups of community -- including age, social class, disabled and impaired, gender, and sexual preference. 

"prejudice." Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, edited by Bryan S. Turner, Cambridge University Press, 1st edition, 2006. Credo Reference, https://lib-proxy.sunywcc.edu/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/cupsoc/prejudice/0?institutionId=231. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

"Blue Eyes & Brown Eyes” Experiment

The following video, facilitated by revered educator Dr. Jane Elliot , highlights the consequences of labeling and segregating. This is Jane Elliott's “Blue Eyes & Brown Eyes” experiment.

Racial/Ethnic Prejudice & Discrimination

The following video, directed by the reputable academic channel Crash Course, breaks down the harmful elements of Racial/Ethnic Prejudice & Discrimination.

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