The Difference Between Prejudice And Discrimination

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Introduction “Stereotype” and “stereotyping” are words that are frequently used as synonyms to “prejudice” and “discrimination”; however, according to Lee Jussim and Rachel Rubinstein, social psychologists state that there are distinctions between these three concepts. Stereotype “is the contents of people’s beliefs about groups” and stereotyping is “the process by which people—consciously or not—use their stereotypes to make sense of the world”. Prejudice is defined as evaluation of or attitude toward a specific group; and discrimination is defined as behavior that systematically advantages or disadvantages a group. These are hot topics which have been researched for many years by social psychologists. (Jussim & Rubinstein) A study that…show more content…
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For example, according to GayCities.com, Dupont Circle, in Washington, DC, is a gay friendly neighborhood and has more than 60 gay friendly places. These places include gay friendly restaurants, bars, dance clubs, galleries, hotels, clinics, among others. On the other hand, Pentagon City, in Virginia, lists only two gay friendly places. In an article in the New York Times, Jeremy Peters states that according to Gallup, the District of Columbia has the highest percentage of adults who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Moreover, he adds that the Census Bureau found that the District of Columbia had the highest percentage of same-sex couple households in the United States, and “ranked far higher than the 50 states, with 4 percent.” In 2013, the national average was just 1 percent. (Peters,
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