Prejudice Essay.

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Prejudice Essay

Throughout the years, people of different race, culture, sex, and more have experienced what we call prejudice. Prejudice is an opinion or judgment based on stereotypical, irrelevant, inadequate knowledge. Such groups as the internationally known Ku Klux Klan (KKK) demonstrated extreme prejudice actions. In my essay, I will cover what prejudice is, the different types, how it is demonstrated, how it makes victims feel, and lastly, how it can be stopped. I hope to put my point forth that prejudice should come to a halt, and I hope you will as well, after reading my essay.

Many things in everyday life can cause a person to become prejudiced. However, people are not born with prejudice but family upbringing, and unpleasant experiences can cause people to become prejudiced. For instance, difference is a key factor of prejudice. Jealousy and conformity also cause prejudice feelings. Self centered persons form stereotypes on people who are different then themselves.

These prejudice people exclude and thus, do not accept others diverse views. All in all, prejudice may be cause by a variety of things, but mainly by difference and stereotypical judgments.

Prejudice has been performed in various ways throughout history, in this paragraph I will identify what I believe the main types of prejudice are. Prejudice can be based on the gender of a person. For example," boys are better then girls at sports", a common childish stereotype. Ethnic background, age, race, culture, religion, and political beliefs are just some other types of prejudice. Racism is one of the key examples pf prejudice. Finally, prejudice is demonstrated in numerous ways today... particularly by difference in race and gender.

Prejudice is performed often in today's world. People form stereotypes on others. These stereotypes are often false. Example, "Canadians live in igloos and consistently eat...