Title: Intergroup and Intragroup Prejudice among Minority Groups: Factors Underlying Bias Towards Others and Themselves
Presenter: Dr. James Johnson, Head of the School of Social Sciences, University of the South Pacific
Dr. James Johnson, Head of the School of Social Sciences, University of the South Pacific in Fiji, provided us with a thought-provoking and awe-inspiring lecture on intergroup and intragroup prejudice among minority groups.
For many African Americans, racism comes not only from the White majority group but also from other African Americans. Yet, most studies only examine prejudices White Americans have of African Americans and not those that African Americans have toward each other. Dr. James Johnson fills this gap through his numerous studies on African American intragroup prejudice and what factors affect it.
Dr. Johnson’s next interest is in extending his studies to factors that influence Japanese intergroup perceptions, attributions, and judgments of Koreans and is interested in finding future collaborators. We ended his session with an extensive and productive discussion between the attendees, Dr. Johnson, and his two colleagues from the University of the South Pacific, Dr. Ryota Nishino and Dr. Yoko Kanemasu. We continued the discussion over dinner with promises of future classroom and research collaboration.