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ERIC Number: ED001987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 61
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PATTERNS OF MINORITY RELATIONS.
DUSTER, TROY S.; MACK, RAYMOND W.
ACCORDING TO SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND BIOLOGISTS, ALL RACES ARE EQUAL IN ABILITY, NEVERTHELESS, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION EXISTS WHEN THE CULTURE OF A SOCIETY ALLOWS PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR AGRESSIONS IN A SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE WAY. ONE WAY TO DEFINE GROUP BOUNDARIES IS TO SINGLE OUT A CHARACTERISTIC OF A MINORITY GROUP AND TO INSTITUTIONALIZE THIS MINORITY GROUP AS A SCAPEGOAT. STEREOTYPES OF RACE CHARACTERISTICS ARE SELF-REINFORCING RACE BARRIERS WHICH LEAD TO PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION. PREJUDICE, A MENTAL ATTITUDE, MAY OCCUR WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION, A PHYSICAL ACTION, IF LAWS OR SITUATIONS DO NOT PERMIT SUCH DISCRIMINATION. CONVERSELY, DISCRIMINATION CAN TAKE PLACE WITHOUT PREJUDICE BECAUSE OF FEAR OF SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES. THE AMERICAN SOCIETY IS COMPOSED OF VARIOUS RACES, CREEDS, AND NATIONAL ORIGINS WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSIMILATED INTO THE SOCIETY. MANY OF THESE HAVE INFLUENCED THE OVERALL CULTURE. NEGROES, ORIENTALS, AND AMERICAN INDIANS HAVE ESSENTIALLY BEEN LEFT OUT OF EITHER PROCESS. SEGREGATION IN HOUSING AND SCHOOLING NURTURES DISCRIMINATORY ATTITUDES. RACE RELATIONS CAN BE IMPROVED THROUGH THE REALIZATION OF DEMOCRATIC AND JUDEO-CHRISTIAN IDEALS AND AIMS.
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Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: Illinois (Evanston)