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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:10 AM

Benevolent prejudice

Benevolent prejudice is a superficially positive type of prejudice that is expressed in terms of apparently positive beliefs and emotional responses. Though this type of prejudice associates supposedly good things with certain groups, it still has the result of keeping the group members in inferior positions in society (Whitley, 2010). Benevolent prejudices can help justify any hostile prejudices a person has toward a particular group (Miller, 2001).


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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:15 AM

1. I was just reading a piece on a similar topic

From a feminist philosophy article on democratic theory, I'll try to pull out some quotes, it was really interesting

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:19 AM

2. "walll, little lady, we're jus trying to protect you, so you don't have to tax your pooor widdle

ole' brain"

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:22 AM

3. I'm still flummoxed how some can't grasp the concept.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:32 AM

4. They can--they won't. Deliberately obtuse on the topic.


Which means stupid on purpose.



It can be explained through privilege and gendered thinking--explained but not excused.

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