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Prejudice irrational intolerance of or hostility towards members of a certain race religion or group So does that mean that everyone is subject to some type of prejudice actions or opinion It seems that prejudice also called being bias is not instilled in someone by themselves Prejudice is more than just race ethnicity and religion Groups are outcasted because of their sex age sexual preference language occupation education level economic class physical handicaps disformaties and mental handicaps Bias information is being taught by parents history and just pain society But every person has a different way of acting on their prejudice It just helps with a poor self image to restore their feelings of worthlessness by comparing themselves with inferiors says Dr McDevitt Children are so subjective at their young age they take in every word that is said around them A young child just sitting around the dinner table may hear racial ethnic or any other type of slurs being said jokingly by adults Most young children learn they are a minority by the time they enter nursery school By children noticing that everyone else is not from the same origin they begin to classify others as part of their orientation This leads to children committing hate crimes An example is given by Dr McDevitt in the article As Bias Crime Seems to Rise Scientists Study Roots of Racism Dr McDevitt said a 12 year-old black girl took a short cut from her school to a new convience store nearby While walking there a group of young youths drove alongside and asked what she was doing in their neighborhood They started taunting her got out pushed her down kicked her
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