Types of Prejudice
People can suffer prejudice from a
range of reasons;
1. Racism– To
put someone down
Prejudice Terms to know
Why are people prejudiced?
1. Bad experience, with an individ-
ual, then thinking all those from
that group are the same.
2. Ignorance, failing to understand
because of their Prejudice other peoples point of view. This
race or skin colour To pre judge someone with- maybe due to .......
2. Sexism– Poor out any evidence
treatment of either 3. Lack of education, with no
Discrimination knowledge of other peoples way
male or female
To act on prejudice of life.
3. Sexuality– Prejudice because
someone is gay.
Stereotype 4. Attitudes picked up from family
To assume everyone from friends and the media. Growing
4. Ageism– To allow age to be-
the same background is the
come an issue when it doesn't up with prejudiced attitudes can
same. e.g. ‘All gays are....’
need to be. be passed on.
5. Disability– To not give some- Equal Opportunities
one a chance because of their Everyone to be given the
same chance in things. Can prejudice be stopped? Maybe....
disability, when their disability 1. Learn about other people
would not be a problem. Scapegoat Blame one group
for problems.eg Jews in WW2 2. Spending time with people from
6. Religion– Lack of respect for
someone else's faith. Tolerance Being able to accept people different from different backgrounds.
7. Class– people can suffer if yourself 3. Change attitudes, accept that
they come from a different Positive discrimination Acting to give those from everyone is of value.
background e.g. Working disadvantaged backgrounds a better chance. 4. Become a more loving person
Christianity Christians are against prejudice for many reasons;
Mahatma Gandhi 1. They believe everyone was created by God, in the image of God. Everyone is of value.
Gandhi was a 2. Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan, which was a story to say everyone is our
Hindu, who fought neighbour, and should be treated as such.
against prejudice in 3. Prejudice is the opposite of love, which is the most important thing in life.
South Africa, where 4. Many Christians have campaigned against prejudice, such as Martin
black people were Luther King. He campaigned against racism in the USA, where he gained
not treated equally. civil rights such as the vote for all Americans. He once organised a bus boy-
Also in India to help cott, when black people weren’t allowed to sit anywhere on a bus. He was
the Indians be able to run their famous for saying he had a dream, that one day everyone would be judged
own country. He was shot in 1948 by their character not skin colour. He was murdered in 1968