Compare And Contrast Discrimination And Discrimination

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Comparing and Contrasting Stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice Stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice are often used interchangeably in modern day, because they are similar, but still have their own meanings making them different between each other. Stereotyping for example, can be defined as an individual 's set of beliefs about the characteristics or attributes of a group (Judd & Park, 1993), while Prejudice can be defined as feeling, favorable or unfavorable, toward a person or thing, prior to, or not based on, actual experience (Allport, 1979), and Discrimination is defined as ““dislike, hostility, or unjust behavior deriving from preconceived and unfounded opinions.” (Greenwald & Pettigrew, 2014). They look very similar in definition; the concepts are very different. Prejudice is having a specific feeling against someone based on what group the person is affiliated with, and not based of the actual interaction with the person, such as if a…show more content…
People can be discriminated because of their gender, their religion, their age, their sexual orientation, political allegiances, disability or even weight. Discrimination can happen anywhere like at work, or school, and even while shopping, it can essentially happen anywhere where two or more people are present. There are many signs that can point to discrimination. You can be bullied; you can be left out or made feel inferior. There are negative comments that can be made against the person, rude comments or behavior towards the person that can make them feel uncomfortable, or even can go to the extent of physical violence against the person. Prejudice goes hand in hand with discrimination, as prejudice assumes that because a person is different, they should be treated a different way. This “pre-judgement” can also be seen when it comes to race, religion or political views. For example, disliking someone for their religion just because they don’t share your
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