What does this short clip tell you about the art of stealing a bike?
Based on the clip, it is quite clear that for one to steal a bike effortlessly, one should exploit the societal construction weaknesses. The society believes that the people of color are bad and white people are good, this means that it is easy to set a white person to steal a bike than a black person. On the other hand, beauty and other demographic factors also clouds people’s judgment. I can easily exploit people’s weaknesses, to influence their judgment.
What are the social impacts of this experiment?
The social impact of the experiment is that it highlights the social construction and the thought processes in various situation involving different actors. The clip helps to demonstrate that social success can easily be achieved by exploiting societal weaknesses. Bash, (1979) argues that racism is a social construction and the intervening structural barrier to social in integration patterns can easily be overcome by creating a common problem that affect both the white and the black.
The other social impact of this experiment is that irrespective of the color, women are their own worst enemy while women easily control men. Never the less, it has further proven or suggested that modern racism has Its Psychosocial Effects on the society. The society has a prejudicial attitude toward the people of color, and beauty such that even women do not trust their men with beautiful women, while t he whole society is biased towards the people of color. It means that modern racism and stereotype is relatively permanent, but not innate
In conclusion, it is clear that the society is still stereotypic and the bias or prejudice is not permanent, and varies from one society to another and amongst deferent demographics groups. The implication here is that the society needs education on stereotypical, discriminatory behavior and prejudicial attitude.
Bash, Harry H. (1979). Sociology, Race and Ethnicity: Critique of American Ideological
Intrusions Upon Sociological Theory. New York, NY: Gordon and Breach.