Question #2: Paying attention to the history of the holocaust. The jews were targeted by the German authorities because they believed the Jews were “inferior” and were a threat to the superiority of the Germans. The jews were a target that the Germans thought would be easy to persecute. There are people who we try to scapegoat today. A scapegoat is when we blame something on a person or a group of people for being an easy target like the Jews.
Deviance is used to “describe acts or attributes that depart in an undesirable way from group’s norms and evoke negative social reactions” (pg.234). Do we consider the same things to be right or wrong? The answer is no. What I believe to be acceptable or unacceptable can vary from someone else because it would be dependent on our culture and periods of history. One cannot truly escape deviance; we all participate in some act that would cause someone to see the action as deviant even though to us it would seem normal.
Arthur Miller in his article, “Why I Wrote The Crucible,” identifies his motives for creating The Crucible as a political allegory for the Second Red Scare and McCarthyism by making correspondences between the two time periods. Both the Salem witch trials and the Second Red Scare share similar factors and origins which developed each society into a place of hysteria. Mob mentalities rooted in fear gave the people reason to throw away their reason and follow public norms to put suspects on trial. The wrongfully convicted were urged to name others guilty of the same crime and continued false accusations which further perpetuated the trials. The absolutism of the courts caused many of the innocent to be assumed guilty by simple association or some false
Many are often confused on the difference between stereotyping, being prejudice, and discrimination. Being prejudice often includes an unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to a rational influence. Discriminating a specific group can include treatment of a person or particular individuals in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated. As for stereotypes, they are simply cognitions or beliefs. If someone stereotypes another person or group of people, it does not necessarily mean they are prejudice or discriminatory.
Stanely Milgram composed an experiment to help reveal the murderous acts inflicted by Nazis upon Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and other diversities. Milgram wanted to show whether individuals would obey power figures, notwithstanding when the instructions given were ethically off-base. My outside source states that "at the time, the Milgram experiment ethnics seemed reasonable, but by the stricter controls in modern psychology, this experiment would not be allowed today (Martyn Shuttleworth)." This experiment seemed to be focused on one question, was human instinct naturally malicious or could sensible individuals be forced by power into unnatural activities? The APA code of ethnics developed guidelines for psychologists in order to prevent
Night: The Psychology of Evil “The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces,” said Philip Zimbardo after his 1971 Stanford mock trial prison experiment. Throughout the Zimbardo experiment, Zimbardo defined many terms such as dehumanization and deindividuation. Like Zimbardo, Eliezer, a young Jew from 1944 who was deported to multiple concentration camps and also wrote the novel Night, faced copious German militants who abused their power by dehumanizing their fellow humans by taking away essential items for human life such as food, drink, and freedom. Through the countless number of years that humanity has existed, victimizers who have been given power over others have chosen to abuse their fellow humans and make them victims of their rule. To study how power affects human nature, various psychological studies have been conducted to explain such behavior.
An individual form its subjective judgement of opinion and ability in comparison with other individuals. If there are group differences between individuals, it has been shown that their behaviour will change in order to alter the situation and minimise those differences between individuals. Actions taken to reduce discrepancies in opinion are rather uncomplicated to uniform in comparison to the case of abilities where two conflicting forces are present. The first forces action to reduce the discrepancy but the other is the willingness to do better and better, which results in the failure of reaching a uniform and a social steady state. This is demonstrated in competitive behaviour, actions to protect dominance and in different types of cooperative behaviour (Festinger, 1954, pp.9).
Conscience is the feeling inside one 's self that alerts them that something is wrong. This can sometimes be overpowered by stronger external forces such as a powerful authority figure, surrounding circumstances, or the belief that what they did was correct. Through, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt argues that for the first time the world has encountered a different kind of criminal- - one that blindly followed orders from superiors and was made to believe the anti-Semitic ideology, although it could have been any ideology. Similarly, in her work, A Human Being Died That Night, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela claims that the actions of ordinary citizens could be influenced by surrounding practices and drive people
Proponents believe they when these specific races are being discriminated on media they should be more strict and have consequences for their actions but opponents believe when the public is being discriminated on media, it’s to show that these people are not great for the public, they might even include recent facts about how countries are being destroyed and there are killings by these specific race. I argue that racial discrimination on the media should be addressed more than it already is. I think this because hearing horrible news can cause poor mental and physical health. (“Trump is a Textbook Racist” - Jay A. Pearson) Minority races are still shown more negatively in media than white people. (“Disrupting Implicit Racial Bias and Other Forms of Discrimination to Improve Access Achievement, and Wellness for Students of Color” - David J. Johns) Also there are videos on media, about people getting verbally abused especially races that are constantly attacked.
These discriminating and prejudiced acts are reprehensible and should be banned from our society. In this paper, we will discuss different forms of discrimination and prejudices and how they affect our society and our way of life. Discrimination is the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other groups of people. On the other hand, prejudice
They did this because they saw them as a problem to Germany. I am researching about concentration camps. The two things that I am writing about is why concentration camps were established, and what the Nazis did to the inmates in concentration camps. The first concentration camps were set up as detention centres to stop any who opposed the Nazis. “The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews.
During the Holocaust, certain events followed that builds up the suspense that affected the Jews. For example, the Night of the Broken Glass is an example of the beginning of the extermination of the Jews along with their homes and valuables raided by the Nazi’s. As Hitler came into presidency, he took away Jewish rights called the Nuremberg laws that made the Jews both powerless and vulnerable to society. To follow along that, when Hitler was still running for president, his strategy involved helping Germany through its problems through hope that manipulated others as if it was to good to be true. As the Holocaust heavily affected the Jews, a political power had to come into place that followed along taking away Jewish