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prejudice

1. A preconceived judgment or opinion formed without factual knowledge.
2. Irrational hostility, hatred, or suspicion of a particular group, race, or religion.

prejudice

The maintenance of an adverse opinion about a person or class of persons in spite of evidence to the contrary. This is a common characteristic of the human being and is linked with the habit of arguing illogically from the particular to the general and the tendency to irrational chauvinism.
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Ideally, we should all stand up against prejudice and discrimination of any kind, but many people may not be motivated to change their belief systems until they realise its negative impacts on their own lives.
Neophyte Senator Ronald 'Bato' Dela Rosa said Thursday he and fellow Senator Imee Marcos became close because they were both 'victims of prejudice.'
The Professorship aims to "support and conduct studies investigating the origins of prejudices and their impact on the resolution of conflicts and on human behaviour, with a view to combating and overcoming prejudices seen as a root cause of poverty, discrimination and conflicts in the world and thereby contribute to a non-confrontational social coexistence among peoples."
Why do we have prejudices, why do we doubt the truthfulness of someone's statements and whether the ethnicity of the one who tells them has to do with it, were the topics of today's workshop in Doboj, organized by the participants of the USAID's project re:Generation, Ambassadors of Reconciliation, together with the Association of Students and members of the Youth Press Association.
(10) Gordon Allport earlier argued that prejudices seem to be ethnocentrically organized.
Coca-Cola is removing its own iconic labels in an effort to promote a world without labels and prejudices.
Although the evidence is building that loving-kindness breaks down prejudices, it may not be the only meditation that does so.
Hogan and Mallot (2005) used seven questions from the Modem Racism Scale to examine whether a university's general education course on race and gender issues reduced racial prejudices and attitudes.
In one sense, prejudices reflect an inevitable part of human cognition.
The above references are just a few prejudices that all of us harbor.
"This research provides the first evidence for a facial metric that not only predicts important and controversial social behaviors, such as reporting prejudices, but can also be used by others to make accurate judgments," said Hehman.
As their interfering mother engineers various courtships, will Elizabeth overcome her prejudices and see past the proud exterior of the enigmatic Mr Darcy?