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25 August, 10:50

You are in a teacher's meeting when the principal expresses her frustration over so many African American male students being suspended. One of the teachers states, "I know it's a problem, but we have had fewer suspensions this year than we had at this time last year." What type of prejudice rationalization is this?

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  1. 25 August, 12:01
    The answer is avoidance rationalization.


    This type of rationalization accepts that a problem exists, but avoids any confrontation by offering little or no analysis for solving it.

    One of the arguments a person under this phenomenon may use, is precisely saying that the situation was worse in the past. Other examples include addressing other problems by saying "they are more important".
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