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Politics and prejudice -- insights from Psychological Science

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New research from psychological science explores factors operating in political attitudes that could explain why political ideology and prejudice are often linked.

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In this article, Chambers and colleagues hypothesized that, contrary to what some research might indicate, prejudice is not restricted to a particular political ideology. For example, conservatives expressed more prejudice than liberals against groups that were identified as liberal (e.g., African-Americans, homosexuals), but less prejudice against groups identified as conservative (e.g., Christian fundamentalists, business people). From these findings the researchers conclude that prejudices commonly linked with ideology are most likely derived from perceived ideological differences and not from other characteristics like racial tolerance.

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Wai Kit's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:08 AM

From this article, I learnt that there are many types of prejudice towards various stereotype groups. People select and interpret evidence consistent with their own pre-existing attitudes and ideologies.

Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:20 AM

From this article I learnt that thre are many types of prejudice towards various stereotype groups. Also that these people intepret evidence based on their own judgements.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:52 AM

Using the 'see-think-wonder', I can see that there are various types of prejudice towards certain stereotype groups and that it affects politics in a large scale. I think that these various types of prejudice should cease. Nothing can be gained out of hate, already bad situations only get worse when prejudice is involved. I wonder why the prejudice is such a commonly linked issue with politics.

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Calligraphic graffiti in Hong Kong

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It would have been a just another rags-to-riches tale -- except that the protagonist died before he reached true celebrity status.
The late street artist Tsang Tsou-choi, a welfare-receiving paria...

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I'm not sure if its a real story or not but I found amazing that the old man was a street artist and he would have made a fortune by decorating the walls of Hong Kong with calligraphy. It was a real pity he passed on before he could claim his success and a 'celebrity status. I wonder whether he was happy with his choice of being a street artist although I can se that from his expression on the picture ( assuming that is him ), he is happy and content. 

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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 The ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka has a history spanning more than 100 years. It began when Sri Lanka was under the British colonial rule, as resentment was created when the Tamil minority was privileged over the Sinhalese for jobs and educational opportunities. The civil war finally came to an end on 18 May 2009, when the Sri Lanka government officially declared that the Tamil Tigers had been defeated. 

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?

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SLO-based Experts Exchange hosts a global community of more than 100000 - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

SLO-based Experts Exchange hosts a global community of more than 100000 - The San Luis Obispo Tribune | Possibilities | Scoop.it
SLO-based Experts Exchange hosts a global community of more than 100000 The San Luis Obispo Tribune Experts Exchange began in 1996 as a partnership of Cal Poly computer science professor Clint Staley, his friend Dan Gardner, and his former student...
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Today, Experts Exchange is a global community of more than 100,000 subscribers who have access to a database of more than 4 million answered questions. Sixty employees work for the company. The company has averaged 20 percent growth over the past six years and anticipates at least 20 percent growth in 2014. They launched an online community where technology professionals solve problems and network. This shows how they worked hard to realize that it is possible for them to help others by coming up with answers for today's questions.

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