The Causes Of Racial Discrimination

argumentative Essay
1104 words
1104 words

Racial Discrimination is a practice where one is treated less favorable due to their race or characteristics associated with he/she race. Within the United States there are many causes of were race matter within society, and unfortunately still does. Although it may not be obvious people still judge others by what they are and what they look like. Racial discrimination is a bias practice that is done everyday. Within this study it was able to point out what exactly leads to those to enable in such thoughts and practices. To be able to do this researchers look upon ones personal life aspects such as point of view, behavior, and environment, which was able to predict how likely one, is to be racial discriminative towards others. Using race a systematic way of life, it is heard for older generation to get out the mentality of looking pass skin color. Although times have change within American society issues such as race will never change.

The topics of interest choose was discrimination. When it comes to the word discrimination there is many types, but what has caught my attention was racial discrimination. While searching in the files through Journal of Personality and Social Psychology there was an article titled, “Using the IAT to predict ethnic and racial discrimination” that …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that racial discrimination is a bias practice that is done everyday in the united states. it is heard for older generation to get out the mentality of looking pass skin color.
  • Analyzes how frederick l. oswald, gregory mitchell, hart blanton, james jaccard, and philip e. tetlock conducted a study on racial discrimination.
  • Explains that researchers have looked upon pasted studies to carry out their own study on race and discrimination by anthony greenwald.
  • Explains how the "race implicit association test" was created to measure preference for whites compared to blacks to predict how much white people would/will interact with those that are black.
  • Explains that after months of research on racial discrimination, researchers were able to conclude that not everyone admits on their true feelings or belief when asked, how well or likely they are to interact with black people.
  • Explains the findings of the study that researchers are not able to predict how likely one is to be prejudiced towards another race through an "race iat".
  • Explains that the researchers had to use multiple ways to compare and collect data to make sense of how one is likely to have future intentions of being racially discriminative toward another person.
  • Explains that sample sizing gave the research group a setback and lack of exposure to different neighborhoods. doing research of those in primarily white areas would not lead to the results one wants when everybody has the same mindset or thoughts.
  • Concludes that there is no right way on finding results to racial discrimination intentions. they suggest that one should look at the social influences of what may allow to act prejudiced towards another race.

By reading on Greenwald’s studies gave the researcher a base ground to start from and draw hypothesis as to what to look for when starting. While continuing with the study it has includes measures, which were “the measure of attitude toward a group should predict behavior favorable or unfavorable to the group; and measures of stereotype of the group should predict stereotype-consistent judgments or behavior toward member of that group” (Oswald, Mitchell, Blanton, Jaccard, &

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