1.Consider some of the important social groups to which you belong. Do your group memberships lead to ingroup favoritism or even bias towards other groups?
2. Describe a time when the members of one of your important social groups behaved in a way that increased group identity? Can you think of a time when a group member behaved in a way that negatively affected group identity? What was the outcome?
3. Have you ever confronted or failed
to confront a person who you thought was expressing prejudice or discriminating? What are some of the reasons people confront (or don't confront) ?
Respond to 3 students.
1. The social group I am referring to unfortunately have bias towards those with more power regarding money, possessions, and whom they know. It seems whomever has the most prestigious job and live in the most affluent area tend to get more in group favoritism and are surely bias towards other groups they look down on them. I will note that I am no longer apart of this group but I sometimes wonder how could I be so shallow as to even desire to be apart of such a group.
2. The topic of social groups is really making me feel like a big ole' loner! I really do not belong to any social groups. I'll have to take it back to high school and discuss when I was on the soft ball team. One girl always acted a fool and because of that, our team was kind of labelled as being like her even though we didn't agree with her attitude. It eventually died off without us having to confront her because what 15 year-old wants to do that?
3. Whenever I am made to feel uncomfortable about something in which another intentionally or unintentionally tries to degrade me, I always speak up. Having grown up in an area where I was the minority, I found that it was never an issue until I got older. Elementary and middle school were both fun an harmless but when I reached high school and entered the work force, I began coming into contact with people that did not feel like I should be around the area that I was in.
It wasn't until I became and adult and was confronted on numerous occasions about my race and was stereotyped that I started defending myself. It is not ok to comment on my race or anyone else in my race in front of me in a degrading manner just because you think it's acceptable. There is no right when putting down another persons race or stereotyping one person as the representative for their entire races, it just isn't fair.
I choose to confront people because they need to know that their actions hurt people and that its wrong. I'm not scared of confrontation so I find that when I do defend myself, the other person usually backs off fairly quick because they really have no valid argument.
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