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‘It’s okay to be racist’: moral disengagement in online discussions of racist incidents in Australia

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Ethnic and Racial Studies

Informa UK Limited

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        Moral disengagement in the perpetration of inhumanities.

         A Bandura (1998)
        Moral agency is manifested in both the power to refrain from behaving inhumanely and the proactive power to behave humanely. Moral agency is embedded in a broader sociocognitive self theory encompassing self-organizing, proactive, self-reflective, and self-regulatory mechanisms rooted in personal standards linked to self-sanctions. The self-regulatory mechanisms governing moral conduct do not come into play unless they are activated, and there are many psychosocial maneuvers by which moral self-sanctions are selectively disengaged from inhumane conduct. The moral disengagement may center on the cognitive restructuring of inhumane conduct into a benign or worthy one by moral justification, sanitizing language, and advantageous comparison; disavowal of a sense of personal agency by diffusion or displacement of responsibility; disregarding or minimizing the injurious effects of one's actions; and attribution of blame to, and dehumanization of, those who are victimized. Many inhumanities operate through a supportive network of legitimate enterprises run by otherwise considerate people who contribute to destructive activities by disconnected subdivision of functions and diffusion of responsibility. Given the many mechanisms for disengaging moral control, civilized life requires, in addition to humane personal standards, safeguards built into social systems that uphold compassionate behavior and renounce cruelty.
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          Subtle and blatant prejudice in western Europe

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            Journal
            Ethnic and Racial Studies
            Ethnic and Racial Studies
            Informa UK Limited
            0141-9870
            1466-4356
            March 21 2016
            April 15 2016
            : 39
            : 14
            : 2545-2563
            10.1080/01419870.2016.1171370
            © 2016

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