Title

An Investigation into How Well Individuals from the Z Generation are Able to Identify the Difference Between Racism and Stereotypes In Different Scenarios.

Author(s)

Nam NguyenFollow

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

4th Place

Abstract

The current American population has been observed to quickly claim and take offense to racism, even if the situation doesn’t actually contain racism. This results in many false-claims, diluting the meaning of racism. As false-claims of racism spreads, people aren’t going to focus on solving actual racism, as they’ll be too busy focusing on the scenarios that aren’t racist. The research conducted looks at exactly how well people from Generation Z (people born in the year 1995-2012) are actually able to identify racist scenarios. Generation Z was chosen specifically because it is the generation that will have the biggest impact in the near future. The experiment took the form of a survey, in which the participants were asked preliminary questions about their views on racism and stereotyping. Then, they were given a number of scenarios and asked to identify whether the scenarios were an example of racism or stereotyping. Based on previous observations, the claim of the experiment was that more people from Generation Z would claim racial stereotyping as racism, than they would claim racism as racial stereotyping. A t-test was done to see significance between the amount of times participants incorrectly labeled the scenarios The results from the t-test shows that the amount of times participants incorrectly labeled racial stereotyping (M = 5.75, SD = 6.932) was statistically about the same as the amount of times participants incorrectly labeled racism (M = 8.01, SD = 6.664), t =0.2304, p = 0.05. The hypothesis was not supported as neither scenarios were incorrectly labeled more than the other.

Location

Founders Hall 251 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 9:45 AM

An Investigation into How Well Individuals from the Z Generation are Able to Identify the Difference Between Racism and Stereotypes In Different Scenarios.

Founders Hall 251 B

The current American population has been observed to quickly claim and take offense to racism, even if the situation doesn’t actually contain racism. This results in many false-claims, diluting the meaning of racism. As false-claims of racism spreads, people aren’t going to focus on solving actual racism, as they’ll be too busy focusing on the scenarios that aren’t racist. The research conducted looks at exactly how well people from Generation Z (people born in the year 1995-2012) are actually able to identify racist scenarios. Generation Z was chosen specifically because it is the generation that will have the biggest impact in the near future. The experiment took the form of a survey, in which the participants were asked preliminary questions about their views on racism and stereotyping. Then, they were given a number of scenarios and asked to identify whether the scenarios were an example of racism or stereotyping. Based on previous observations, the claim of the experiment was that more people from Generation Z would claim racial stereotyping as racism, than they would claim racism as racial stereotyping. A t-test was done to see significance between the amount of times participants incorrectly labeled the scenarios The results from the t-test shows that the amount of times participants incorrectly labeled racial stereotyping (M = 5.75, SD = 6.932) was statistically about the same as the amount of times participants incorrectly labeled racism (M = 8.01, SD = 6.664), t =0.2304, p = 0.05. The hypothesis was not supported as neither scenarios were incorrectly labeled more than the other.