Class Prejudice Discriminates Against “Chonis”

2021-01-28   |   by CusiGO

For example, if we get rid of all the cleaners, cleaners, bus drivers, supermarket tellers and secretaries, society will dry up. Journalist Owen Jones wrote this sentence ten years ago. After clapping for the so-called basic workers for a few months, he read it with a pair of completely different eyes. Now Jones doesn’t have to convince his audience as he did in “Chaves: demonizing the working class” (Captain swing), because the epidemic uses humans as laboratory mice in a natural experiment to prove it.

However, the basic condemnation of his speech still exists, and now there is new evidence that this has happened in Spain as well. In the UK, they are chaff: a group of demonized stereotypes, on whom we consciously and unconsciously blame defects and vices. “At present, the term Chafu includes any negative features associated with the working class: violence, vagrancy, teenage pregnancy, racism, alcoholism, etc.,” Jones wrote. In Spain, social psychologist Alexandra V á zquez recently published a study on prejudice in the British Journal of social psychology. He said that in more areas, the same bias may be included in jonis.

Wazquez and his colleague David Lois, both members of the United Nations Development Programme (uned), conducted five studies to analyze the definition of ajoni in the College Dictionary as “a young woman who claims to be elegant and fashionable, despite her vulgarity”. A group of college students from all over Spain chose an online homework partner in different profiles. One of the photos shows Mary, 33, a girl with excessive makeup, combing her hair and leopard print clothes. Lachoni’s topic. This image reduces interest in working with her. But it’s not a matter of appearance: when the girl in the same picture is introduced as the lawyer’s daughter, cayetana, the prejudice completely disappears. “It’s not bad aesthetic taste, it’s people’s inference about a social group,” Watts explained.

It’s not just that subjects are reluctant to work remotely with Maria La choni. They think he lacks ability and morality, which kayetana didn’t have. “If it’s immoral, it’s a threat and I’d rather not associate with that person,” Basques concluded. Subsequent studies further deepen this concept. They compared Mary to a girl who looked like a rooster. Similarly, the subjects showed less interest in interacting with her. In their responses, those who rated lachoni worst in all cases were more biased. When you experiment without a picture, but use the word “choni” to define the young girl, the result is repeated: I get more negative comments.

In a recent book, the treatment of merit tyranny, Michael Sandel of Harvard University warned: “these violations are not only economic, but also moral and cultural; they are not only about wages and jobs, but also about social respect.”. Watts kuiz regrets that in his field, there is little research on how class prejudice works. “If you attribute your situation to a lack of ability or effort, they deserve it. “Don’t feel the need to solve this problem,” says social psychologist Alexandra V á zquez. “But if you recognize a structural problem, you have to take steps to address that inequality,” Basques concluded.

There’s only one way to get rid of the prejudice against Mary: when she’s told she’s done well in all the subjects of her studies. “When we tell them that this person has approved everything, there is no difference. The good news is that we can eliminate negative stereotypes about their poor abilities, “the UNU researchers point out. “At least,” Basques stressed, “we know that if they do well, we don’t treat them in a negative way.”

For watts quez, this is important because “the rich are usually endowed with many abilities, while the poor are more social.”. “It’s more obvious in the countries where inequality is the most serious,” he added. This is the foundation of social order: the rich have good things, competition, bad things, colder. The poor are the opposite. ” Psychologists explain that people in the upper class show overconfidence. They have a sense of self-efficacy, which is one of the factors that ultimately predict success. “In the end, everything becomes a self fulfilling prophecy,” he laments.

In other countries, the same phenomenon has the same result: the stigmatization of the lower class. In the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, we studied the prejudices against Mrs. Cha, white trash and Bogan people, respectively. In these prejudices, how stereotypes lead to dehumanization of these social groups, in which they are endowed with special characteristics and adjectives of animals such as mice, Dogs or monkeys. According to these authors, this dehumanization, similar to the low morality assigned to the Joneses, helps to hold them accountable for their social status.

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