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Group Displays of
Aggression as an
Adaptive Response
Lynch Mobs
Lynch Mobs- Used by whites on blacks to maintain white supremacy.

Social transition and the need for conformity
Mydral- Fundamental cause of lynching was the fear of the Negro, and lynching became a means
of social control, and trying to…

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The racist myth of Negros that the black men wanted to rape white women was used in defence of
lynching. Blalock (power threat hypothesis) says that group who are perceived as threats to the
majority are more likely to be discriminated against and the subject of violence. Lynching was a…


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