The Psychology of Prejudice

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APPENDIX: BEHAVIOR ITEMS FOR THE APARTMENT AND NEW-WORLD SCENARIOS

Apartment Scenario Behaviors
1. Go to the Human Rights Commission to find out what I can do about the discrimination.
2. Not do anything about it.
3. Consult with a lawyer for advice about what to do.
4. Consult with the various social agencies that deal with discrimination.
5. Work to organize others who were similarly discriminated against.
6. Get together with others in the same situation to contact a lawyer.
7. Get together with others in the same situation to contact a newspaper.
8. Try to coax the owner into reversing his or her decision.
9. Demand a written explanation from the owner concerning his or her decision.
A. Demand proof from the owner that his or her decision was not an act of discrimination.
B. Record all conversations with the owner.
C. Threaten the owner with legal action.
D. Set up an appointment with the owner to discuss his or her decision.
E. Gather as much information as possible about the discriminator.
F. Call a tenant association or agency for help.
G. Take the owner to court.
H. Inform the media about the situation.
I. Confront the owner and demand to know why I was refused the apartment.
J. Take legal action against the owner.
K. Inform others by word of mouth about the discrimination.
L. Forget about the apartment and search for another one elsewhere.
M. Contact my city counselor.
N. Ask a lawyer to write a letter to the owner asking about his or her decision.
O. Find out whom I would have to contact about this type of situation.
P. File a formal complaint against the owner with a political agency such as the Human Rights Commission.

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