Eight Research Propositions on Discrimination

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Eight Research Propositions on Discrimination
1. HIGH COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY AMONGST HIGHLY DISCRIMINATED AFRICAN-AMERICAN INDIVIDUALS (DURKHEIM)
This study represents a high sense of community solidarity among highly discriminated against members of the African American community. According to the study “Perceiving Pervasive Discrimination Among African Americans: Implications for Group Identification and Well-Being,” “the generally negative consequences of perceiving oneself as a victim of racial prejudice can be somewhat alleviated by identification with the minority group” (Branscombe, Schmidt and Harvey 1999). This an important concept in Durkheim’s ideology, because social control designates an individual’s sense of place and worth....
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