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2013

Sociology

Racism

University of Iowa

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Apathetic Racism Theory: A Neurosociological Study Of How Moral Emotions Perpetuate Inequality, Rengin Bahar Firat Jul 2013

Apathetic Racism Theory: A Neurosociological Study Of How Moral Emotions Perpetuate Inequality, Rengin Bahar Firat

Theses and Dissertations

While previous literature successfully demonstrates that racial prejudice is nourished and augmented by conventional societal notions of morality, it rarely explicates the social psychological mechanisms underlying this process. We know a relationship exists between racial prejudice and morality, but we do not fully understand how society's moral codes become operational within the human mind, and thus, how intractable they might be. My dissertation bridges this gap by developing `apathetic racism theory', an interdisciplinary approach that combines neurological and sociological theories and methodologies, suggesting that moral apathy towards blacks constitutes the main mechanism for contemporary racism. The theory distinguishes between ...


An Examination Of Racist And Sexist Microaggressions On College Campuses, Charisse Camilla Levchak Jul 2013

An Examination Of Racist And Sexist Microaggressions On College Campuses, Charisse Camilla Levchak

Theses and Dissertations

Higher education has been linked to upward mobility in recent decades. Higher education has particularly served as a road to upward mobility for disadvantaged racial and gender groups. While United States colleges and universities strive to make their institutions, programs, and departments more diverse, students who are racial minorities still experience racism and those who are women still experience sexism. Colleges and universities are often considered bastions of progressive liberalism that will challenge racism and sexism; however, the seeds of American racism and sexism that were planted at the country's inception and that were sustained by the blatant subjugation ...