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Racial Prejudice What is prejudice - set of learned beliefs and values that lead a person to be biased against other members of other groups -prejudices are convenientbequembrauchbarpassend and inaccurate ---- people are not seen as individuals biased people label other people to special groups -prejudice is mostly based on inaccurate information about people Prejudice originates from three common partsthese parts make up a prejudiced belief 1Generalisations -a very broad simple statement about a group of people -here is perhaps an appropiate point to provide an exampleAll catholics or when the word they figures strongly -key words for generalisations are all and they ---generalisations are also very inaccurate because we are not justified in saying that all members of these group or race share the same characteristic features G are unfair descriptions of people and they are mostly based on very incomplete information Having met one member from a different group with an extraordinary behaviour we often assume that all mebers of this group show this same extraordinary behaviour 2Stereotyping -exaggeratedoften negative image of a particular group of people -a stereotyp often contains a grain of truth but this grain of truth is combined with an exaggerated and undue image of this group Ethnocentricity -there are two types of prejudices 1prejudice against all outsiders--your group is the only right and properall other groups are exclududother groups are portrayed as being strange and inferior 2prejudice against specific groups---- you are able to cope with some other groupsbut you disapprove a special group of their religion--thats why you have a prejudice against this particular groupBut this kind of prejudice does not express that your religion is the best and that all other religions are worser than your own oneYou are only biased against this particular religion ----prejudice against all other groups is called ethnocentricity Prejudice and discrimination Discrimination -Speaking of Discrimination against a special
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