Prejudice refers to preconceived opinions or attitudes held by individuals or groups about another group or individual based on characteristics such as race, gender, religion, ethnicity, social class, or any other distinguishing features.

Categories of Prejudice

  • Racial Prejudice
  • Gender Prejudice
  • Religious Prejudice
  • Ethnic Prejudice
  • Social Class Prejudice
  • Appearance-based Prejudice
  • Nationality Prejudice

Manifestations of Prejudice

  • Stereotyping
  • Discrimination
  • Biases
  • Stigmatization
  • Exclusion
  • Microaggressions
  • Hate crimes

Impact of Prejudice

Prejudice can have severe consequences on individuals and societies, including:

  • Limiting opportunities and access to resources
  • Creating social divisions and conflicts
  • Perpetuating inequality and injustice
  • Undermining personal well-being and mental health
  • Creating barriers to social cohesion and inclusivity

Combating Prejudice

Efforts to combat prejudice and promote acceptance and equality include:

  • Educational initiatives
  • Legislation and policies
  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Intergroup contact and dialogue
  • Challenging stereotypes and biases