Cognitive and behavioral distancing from the poor.

  title={Cognitive and behavioral distancing from the poor.},
  author={Bernice Lott},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={57 2},
The author argues that distancing is the dominant response to poor people on the part of those who are not poor and that distancing, separation, exclusion, and devaluing operationally define discrimination. Such responses, together with stereotypes and prejudice, define classism. The article focuses on classism in the United States. Classism is examined in the context of theoretical propositions about the moral exclusion of stigmatized others and is illustrated by cognitive distancing… CONTINUE READING

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