In your notebook, copy and answer
the following question using complete
sentences: What do people from
other countries think about people
from Colombia? You have five
President, Dinner or Jail?
Task #1 – write three characteristics of each person:
Task #2 – pick one to have dinner with, one to put in jail,
and one to be president
Person #1 Person #2 Person #3
Please put your selections
aside and set up your
notebooks for some notes.
Prejudice & Stereotypes
n Prejudice is a generalized attitude towards a
specific group of people.
n Stereotypes are beliefs about groups of
n People use stereotypes as a way to help
them understand other people’s behavior,
but stereotypes are often wrong.
n People assume those who are different from
themselves are similar to each other.
n The problem with stereotypes is they assign
group characteristics and ignore individual
n Discrimination is the unfair treatment of
people because they are part of a
n Victims of discrimination can see
themselves as inferior and this can lead
to low self esteem.
Reasons for Prejudice
n Some people exaggerate difference to
make people seem more different than
they actually are.
n Prejudice can be used to help justify
n Children learn from their parents.
n Sometimes a group of people is blamed
for the problems of another group.
•Former President of South
•Noble Peace Prize Recipient
•He has received over 250
•UN has made his birthday
known as Mandela Day a
holiday for world freedom
•He helped lead the transition
democracy in South Africa.
•Has dedicated her life
to helping the
indigenous people of
Guatemalan Civil War
•Noble Peace Prize
presidential candidate in
•He was one of the
American serial killers
of all time between
1973 and 1978.
•Confessed to over 30
murders but his actual
number is believed to
be between 26 and
•He was executed by
the state of Florida in
Terms and Definitions
Prejudice – a generalized attitude
towards a specific group of people
Stereotypes – beliefs about a specific
group of people
Discrimination – the unfair treatment
of people because they are members
of a specific group
Pick 10 vocabulary words and
use them in 10 complete
sentences that show you
understand the meaning of the
words. Do not just rewrite the
definition. Due next class.