Your assignment is to look up this study on the internet to fill out the details of this study of prejudice in the mind and discrimination in action.

Your assignment is to:

1) Describe the main points of the study

2) Do you think the researchers made mistakes in this study? Why or Why not?

3) Did you find it difficult to believe that Chinese were expected to be refused services in restaurants and hotels at this time 1930s? Why or Why not?

4) Discuss the idea of a “Timid Bigot” from Merton’s Typology of Prejudice and Discrimination from Chapter 2 to speculate why the owners of these establishments acted one way but expressed prejudice when they were surveyed.

5) Can you speculate how Blacks would be treated if this survey were conducted with a Black couple?

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