Disparity, in its specific meaning, can be defined as inequality, difference, or incongruity. Meanwhile, as Myrdal (1972, p. 17) pointed out, ’…experience shows that ifby some chancediscrimination in a particular field of social contact is increased or decreasedthe psychological force behind itthat is prejudicetends to change so as to support actual behaviour. This too fits into the general pattern of circular causation.’ In this sense, there are certain periods when opposing forces balance one another. However, when the whole system moves after a shock by a push or a pull, then the changes in the forces work in the same direction because the variables are interlocked in circular causation.
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