The Cultural Factor in Prejudice and Discrimination

  • George Eaton Simpson
  • J. Milton Yinger
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPP)

Abstract

The previous two chapters have shown how discrimination reflects, in part, economic and political conflict and competition as well as the psychic economy of individuals—their efforts to deal with a baffling world, hostility, and anxiety. Prejudice represents these forces in symbolic form; it is a readiness to act—whether or not set in motion — in service of those individual and group needs.

Keywords

Minority Group Cultural Factor Social Distance Black Student Race Relation 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Eaton Simpson
    • 1
  • J. Milton Yinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Oberlin CollegeOberlinUSA

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