Moral Exclusion

Moral Exclusion refers to a group psychological process where members of dominant social group views their own group culture and other norms as being intrinsically superior to other groups thereby creating a deliberate climate of exclusion, marginalization and even dehumanization of those other groups. This type of moral exclusion has been seen in many nations and cultures throughout history but two of the most readily identifiable modern examples are the attitudes exhibited towards blacks in the post-Civil War American south and in South Africa under Apartheid rule.

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