Thursday, January 13, 2011

What is discrimination?

Discrimination



When we judge people and groups based on our prejudices and stereotypes and treat them differently, we are engaging in discrimination.



Understanding the nature of prejudice, scapegoating, stereotypes, and discrimination is the first step in combating these practices. All of us have prejudices about members of groups different from ourselves. We should, however, recognize that we are not acting fairly if we treat people differently because of these stereotypes and prejudices. Each one of us deserves to be considered a unique human being.

from:
http://remember.org/guide/History.root.stereotypes.html

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