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ERIC Number: EJ804024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
The Scope of Justice for Muslim Americans: Moral Exclusion in the Aftermath of 9/11
Coryn, Chris L. S.; Borshuk, Catherine
Qualitative Report, v11 n3 p586-604 Sep 2006
This paper details a social psychological study of prejudice and moral exclusion. We investigated whether participants, 47 non-Muslim U.S. citizens enrolled at a Midwestern university, considered Muslim Americans to be within their scope of justice, and whether principles of fairness, restitution, and corrective intervention would be applied to a stimulus Muslim family. Only about one-third of the sample indicated that the Muslim family fell within their scope of justice. Open-ended responses yielded three patterns: (1) threat and revenge toward the out-group; (2) concern with the rights of out-group members; and (3) disconnection from the out-group, along with ambivalence about justice issues. Although explicitly racist statements were detected, so too was a recognition of common humanity with out-group members. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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