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What Is Aversive Racism?

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November 29th, 2012 15:08
in Sociology by yorket (Columbia University (NY), Phd in computer science)

What Is Aversive Racism?

Hi all! In a class group discussion I was asked to describe it.what is the Aversive Racism???

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December 5th, 2012 08:08
thekillers (Keele University, Physics)
"Subtle, non overt, and non obvious racism"

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December 8th, 2012 12:34
ahbas (Acharya Nagarjuna University, Physics)
Aversive Racism is a theory proposed by Samuel L. Gaertner & John F. Dovidio (1986) based on the idea that evaluations of racial/ethnic minorities are characterized by a persistent avoiding of any interaction whatsoever with that of other racial and ethnic groups.

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December 17th, 2012 11:43
noshi (Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, General physics)
Aversive racism is a term coined by Joel Kovel to describe the subtle racial behaviors of any ethnic or racial group act who rationalize their aversion to a particular group based on majority rules and stereotypes.

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December 18th, 2012 15:03
sajid (Shree Ram Swarup College of Engineering & Management , Investment management)
People who behave in an aversively racial way have beliefs in egalitarianism, but will often deny their racially motivated behavior, or shift behavior when dealing with a member of a minority group. Most of this behavior is considered to be implicit or subconscious.

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December 20th, 2012 12:32
usamaa (Ankit Institute of Technology and Science, Cognitive Science)
Consciously knowing, and professing that all people are equal, yet subconsciously treating and judging some groups.

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December 21th, 2012 07:57
kid (Mody Institute of Information and Technology Sciences, Quantitative methods)
"Aversive racism is a form of contemporary racism that manifests at the individual level. "

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December 22th, 2012 07:42
shantii (West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Materials science)
    Throughout the history of the United States, racism and discrimination has been at the forefront of the nation’s problems. With the Civil Rights Movement in 1960 and an ever increasingly multiethnic and multicultural population, American society has become more accepting of people from different ethnicities and backgrounds. Nonetheless, racism continues to exist today, in a more contemporary manner with more discreet and subtle approaches. Gaertner and Dovidio’s 1986 theory of aversive racism shows how racism has molded and come to take shape today.

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December 22th, 2012 14:39
noob (Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela, Computer sciences)
Aversive racism is characterized by a conflict between the denial of personal prejudice and unconscious negative feelings and beliefs, which may be rooted in normal psychological processes (such as social categorization).

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