Prejudice is a “prejudgment.” It is an unjustified, typically negative attitude

Prejudice is a “prejudgment.” It is an unjustified, typically negative attitude directed towards an individual or group based on factors such as gender, ethnic, socioeconomic status, and culture.
Prejudice is not the same as a stereotype, nor is it the the same as discrimination. A stereotype pertains to an overgeneralized belief about a particular group of people and does not always have a negative connotation, nor is it always wrong. But when a stereotypical belief is combined with a prejudicial attitude and then mixed with emotion such as fear and hostility, then this can drive the behavior of discrimination. When one acts upon their prejudiced thoughts, prejudice then crosses over to discrimination.
For this apply assignment, you will be asked to step outside of your comfort zone by taking a look within yourself and the world around you. Review the same video (below) that was used for the discussion post. Gain a well-rounded understanding of the concepts around prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. You will then be asked to submit a 3-4 page paper discussing the two examples outlined below.
Example One – Take a look within your own heart and identify a time you experienced prejudice towards another person. Discuss where this prejudiced view stems from and whether there was truth behind it. Outline how you managed the experienced prejudice, or how you did not. Then identify a moment where you experienced yourself engaging in a stereotype towards another. How did you manage this stereotype, and was it in a healthy or unhealthy way? Then identify a moment when you may have found yourself holding thoughts and feelings of discrimination. How were these views created? How did you manage them, and how do they affect or not affect you to this day?
Example Two – For this example, you will be asked to step outside of yourself and into the shoes of someone completely OPPOSITE OF YOUR gender, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural identify. You will be asked to either identify an experience you witnessed towards someone opposite of yourself OR you can identify a movie/TB show that exhibits examples of prejudice, stereotypes, or discrimination towards someone opposite of yourself. People tend to find it easy to identify struggles directed towards their own personal gender, ethnic, socioeconomic or cultural identify, and we tend to struggle understanding people from other walks of life. This assignment challenges that comfort zone and forces us to view life in someone else’s shoes.
Please remember, the example you pick must be an example of someone who is a different gender than you. A different ethnicity than you. From a different socioeconomic status than you and from a different culture than you are. Identify their experience with prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination and how they could have been affected by this particular experience. Once you have been able to understand their experience, process your personal thoughts and feelings pertaining to their experience.
Keep in mind, as outlined above, prejudice is a “prejudgment.” It is an unjustified, typically negative attitude directed towards an individual or group such as factors related to gender, ethnic, socioeconomic status, and culture. Prejudice is not the same as a stereotype or discrimination. A stereotype pertains to an overgeneralized believe about a particular group of people and does not always have a negative connotation, nor is it always wrong. But when a stereotypical belief is combined with a prejudicial attitude and then mixed with emotion such as fear and hostility, then this can drive the behavior of discrimination. When one acts upon their prejudiced thoughts, it then crosses over to discrimination.

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