1. create a hypothetical story of how a violent conflict arose between two groups. in your story, include examples of how in-group bias, out-group homogeneity, out-group derogation, and scapegoat theory lead toward violence between groups. be sure to label each term where it occurs in your story (20 points)
The first generation has two families fighting about cookies at the bake sale. Both sides are too proud to admit that they both brought the same type of cookies. Pettiness ensues. Family A has the dog do his business on Family B's yard. Family B puts their trash in front of family A's sidewalk. Thing like this continue until the young children of both families catch on that the other family is lesser than and worse than their family. As the children grow up, the adults continue more flamboyant ways to attacking each other’s family. Family B doesn't invite Family A's kid to Family B's birthday party, making the child feel excluded. Family A then hosts a Christmas party inviting the entire school that both children go to and make a show about how Family B wasn't invited. As the two children get older, the animosity that has surrounded their upbringing between two families has made them both part of different friend groups, different classes, and different sets of ideals. The teachers know about the fighting between the families, the whole neighborhood does. The school tries their hardest to break them up and not have them in similar classes until one day the only option is to put them both in a debate class together. Tensions are raised when a topic both families constantly argue about is raised to be a debate prompt. Both family's children are on opposite sides of the pro con teams and when the debate starts, they increasingly get louder and shout instead of debate. The teacher no longer has control of the class and kids are picking sides. Both kids come home yelling about the other and the fathers get involved. Both dads meet each other out on the sidewalk and what was a conversation was now a fist fight in the middle of the cul-de-sac street where everyone can see. both Families fathers blame the other for starting it, refusing to take blame.