The Meaning and Consequences of Perceived Discrimination in Disadvantaged and Privileged Social Groups

  title={The Meaning and Consequences of Perceived Discrimination in Disadvantaged and Privileged Social Groups},
  author={Michael T. Schmitt and Nyla R. Branscombe},
  journal={European Review of Social Psychology},
  pages={167 - 199}
The subjective meaning and consequences of perceived discrimination depend on the position of one's group in the social structure. For members of disadvantaged groups, attributions to prejudice are likely to be internal, stable, uncontrollable, and convey widespread exclusion and devaluation of one's group. For members of privileged groups, the meaning of attributions to prejudice is more localized. Because of such meaning differences, attributions to prejudice are considerably more harmful for… 
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