Stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination– all words we use interchangeably, and consequently, words we sometimes use incorrectly! This week’s show is the first episode of a two-part series where we untangle these three concepts from each other, and get a better sense of when prejudice turns into discrimination. Tune in to learn more, and don’t forget to get us a rating when you’ve got a little time on your hands. Mahalo!
Bias, discrimination, prejudice, racism, stereotypes
- We used Elliot Aronson’s fantastic book The Social Animal this episode.
- Some quick definitions from Aronson’s book:
- Stereotypes: “To assign identical characteristics to any person in a group, regardless of the actual variation among members of that group.” (pg. 244)
- Prejudice: “A hostile or negative attitude toward a distinguishable group based on generalizations derived from faulty or incomplete information.”
- Discrimination: Unfair treatment of members of a stigmatized group that denies a member their rights.
- Headsets used to speak to other players in the online gaming world is a portal to hell (at least according to Ellen)! Read about it here in this Washington Post article, “Racism, Misogyny, and Death Threats: Why Can’t the Booming Video Game-Industry Curb Toxicity?”
- Ahhh, so Awkwafina was in the second Jumanji installment. That explains things…
- Ellen said, “Chinese Expulsion Act” but she should’ve said, “Chinese Exclusion Act.” Whoopsie!
- Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds
- In case you were wondering, Bon Appetite Magazine is on the other side of the Goldfish vs. Cheez-Its debate!