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  Encyclopedia article: Prejudice and Discrimination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Prejudice is a cultural attitude that rests on negative stereotypes about individuals or groups because of their cultural, religious, racial, or ethnic background.
Prejudice and discrimination are deeply imbedded at both the individual and societal levels.
Klineberg (1968: 440) asserts that "[p]rejudice and ethnic hostilities constitute a major danger to peace both within a nation and among nations." As a consequence, the emergence of a new global moral order increasingly provides a leverage point to counter the effects of prejudice and discrimination.
bahai-library.org /encyclopedia/prejudice.html   (1937 words)

A rigorous investigation of the merits of an allegation of prejudice may lead a court to the conclusion that, by the employment of creative terms, the allegation of prejudice is not as serious as they appear.
A party who cries prejudice when it is not the type of prejudice that should prevent the adjudication of a claim or defence on its substantive merits is akin to a hockey player or soccer player who fakes a trip to draw a penalty to the other side.
The specific allegation of prejudice should be detailed in sufficient particularity in evidence to allow the opposing party to respond to the allegation and to allow the court to take a hard took at the merits of the allegation.
www.lawworldwide.com /Prejudice.htm   (4943 words)

 Prejudice (law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In law, the phrase without prejudice means that a claim, lawsuit, or proceeding has been brought to a temporary end but that no legal rights or privileges have been determined, waived, or lost by the result.
That dismissal is a judgment against the plaintiff "on the merits" of the case, and extinguishes the claim that was being sued over.
There is also the term "without prejudice save as to costs" which is a modification to the above and refers to a communication which cannot be exhibited in court until the end of the trial when the court awards costs to the successful party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prejudice_(law)   (359 words)

 Prejudice. They hated me without a cause. By Rev. Samuel Cochran. 1844 PREJUDICE.
These attractions and aversions are frequently called prejudices; as, for example, the prejudices of education, the prejudices of party, national prejudiced, denominational prejudices, prejudices in one's favor, or against him, andc.
Prejudice, then, being the contrary is the committing of the will to or against any given subject, at the bidding of mere constitutional impulse, or selfish consideration, regardless of the true weight of evidence.
So the exercise of prejudice leads men to attribute evil to its objects; this reacts upon their prejudice to inflame it, and it again produces corresponding efforts to establish the conviction of justifying evil abroad, and thus a malevolence is rapidly ripened, which nothing short of the extermination of its objects can satiate.
truthinheart.com /EarlyOberlinCD/CD/Alethea/Prejudice.htm   (6706 words)

 Prejudice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is typical of all prejudice: racism, linguicism, ageism, religious intolerance, heterosexism, prejudice based on differing political stances, and classism or elitism based on ones' socioeconomic status.
Conversely, prejudice is non-adaptive when it interferes with survival or well-being (e.g., refusing to patronize the only doctor in a town who could save you because he or she is different from one self, or rejecting a potential friend/partner because of ethnicity).
Prejudices are either an abstract-general preconception or an attitude towards individuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prejudice   (734 words)

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Prejudice is seen as having different sources, chief among them being different forms of fear.
Since our prejudices tend to both develop and harden in childhood, the hope is that finding ways to reduce prejudice in childhood will have long-term consequences for society as a whole.
Reducing prejudice and discrimination occurs most successfully when majority and minority individuals interact, have positive experiences, form personal relationships, engage in open and truthful discussions with each other, and develop a personal commitment to reducing prejudice and discrimination.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/prejudice.jsp   (2033 words)

 Social Prejudice and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Prejudice in any form, racial or social, is destructive and costly to society.
Social prejudice is like any prejudice, "I am better than them, I come from a better neighborhood, I have a better education, and therefore I must make all the decisions." Prejudice in any form, racial or social, carries a heavy price, it lowers efficiency and increases overhead cost.
Social class is a prejudice barrier between white-collar and blue-collar employees.
www.motivation-tools.com /workplace/social_prejudice.htm   (1283 words)

 Dealing With Prejudice
Children's encounters with prejudice are not confined to ethnic and racial stereotypes and bias.
Prejudice creates social and emotional tension and can lead to fear and anxiety and occasionally hostility and violence.
Prejudice is learned at a very young age from parents, other children and people and institutions outside of the family.
www.aap.org /pubed/ZZZ0U4HA79C.htm?%E2%8A%82_cat=106   (754 words)

 Understanding Prejudice
Prejudices will be dealt with here as a single set of dynamics that function to dehumanize people who are identifiably different in some way from the people whose perceptions are limited by the dysfunction we call prejudice.
First, it is easily defensible through the understanding of the dynamics of prejudices; and second, the continued separation and classification of prejudices according to the superficial categories of those who are prejudiced is a disservice to those who are the targets of discrimination and a distortion of reality.
It is my suggestion that prejudices within an organization are most effectively approached by a group of individuals who are rich in their own diversity.
www.beyondprejudice.com /under_stand.html   (2466 words)

 Prejudice Quotes - The Quotations Page
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/prejudice   (238 words)

 The Prejudice Institute: Who We Are
Howard J. Ehrlich, Ph.D. Howard Ehrlich is the director of The Prejudice Institute.
These include: studies of the social and psychological effects of victimization; the nature of violent attitudes and behavior; the nature of prejudice, conflict, and ethnoviolence as they are played out in college campus and workplace settings; and the role of the news media in communicating prejudice.
The Prejudice Institute is partnering with these programs both in providing guidance in the development of multicultural materials, but also through new techniques of evaluating such programs.
www.prejudiceinstitute.org /whoweare.html   (1136 words)

 The Definition and Meaning of Prejudice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The classic definition of prejudice is the one put forth by the famous Harvard psychologist, Gordon Allport, who published The Nature of Prejudice in 1954: "Prejudice is an antipathy based on faulty and inflexible generalization.
Prejudice is a faulty and inflexible generalization precisely because it's purely arbitrary, not subject to change, and usually develops PRIOR to any actual real contact with the object of the prejudice.
The distinction is simple: prejudice is a thought or attitude; discrimination is the expression of that thought or attitude.
faculty.ncwc.edu /toconnor/soc/355lect01.htm   (2034 words)

 Pride and Prejudice -- Jane Austen
The origin of the phrase "Pride and Prejudice" is the fifth volume of Fanny Burney's 1782 novel
Darcy: Elizabeth's defect is "wilfully to misunderstand everybody" (Prejudice).
Elizabeth to Jane: The misfortunes consequent to her former Prejudices.
www.pemberley.com /janeinfo/pridprej.html   (1583 words)

 Definitions: Sexual Prejudice, Homophobia, and Heterosexism
Broadly conceived, sexual prejudice refers to all negative attitudes based on sexual orientation, whether the target is homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual.
Given the current social organization of sexuality, however, such prejudice is almost always directed at people who engage in homosexual behavior or label themselves gay, lesbian, or bisexual (Herek, 2000).
Third, using the construct of sexual prejudice does not require value judgments that antigay attitudes are inherently irrational or evil.
psychology.ucdavis.edu /rainbow/html/prej_defn.html   (717 words)

 Prejudice - LoveToKnow 1911
The transferred sense, of injury or damage inflicted by decisions or judgments disregarding interests affected, does not appear till post-classical times in Latin.
When two parties are negotiating for the settlement of a dispute, statements or admissions made by or on behalf of either, with a stipulation, expressed or implied, that the statements are made "without prejudice" to the party's claims in the dispute, cannot be put in evidence in litigation to settle the dispute (see Evidence).
The general meaning of the word is that of opinion, favourable or hostile, based on prepossessions, and therefore biassed or unreasonable.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Prejudice   (185 words)

 Prejudice - Getting Along - Respect - Lesson Plans - Elementary
Groark and Essie are alarmed at Burna's prejudices.
Discuss with your child what prejudice is and what kinds of behaviors demonstrate prejudice.
As your child deals with instances of prejudice at home or school, be open to discussing ways in which he or she can safely handle those situations.
www.goodcharacter.com /GROARK/Prejudice.html   (1210 words)

 What to Tell Your Child About Prejudice and Discrimination: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Prejudices involve strong feelings that are difficult to change.
One of the greatest obstacles to creating such a future is prejudice.
While many of us would like to believe that prejudice is a problem of the past, this is not the case.
www.adl.org /what_to_tell/whattotell_intro.asp   (386 words)

 The Ayn Rand Institute: America's Problem with Prejudice
It is a prejudice against America itself, against its history, its heroes, its Founders--and ultimately, against its ideals.
This prejudice was highlighted on April 12, when a group of eminent historians, gathered under the Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Matter, announced the result of their investigation into the claim that Thomas Jefferson fathered children by his slave, Sally Hemings.
After all, if one is seeking trillions of dollars in reparations for the suffering of one's ancestors, that suffering had better be unmitigated by any heroism on the part of their rescuers.
www.aynrand.org /site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7349&news_iv_ctrl=1076   (775 words)

 UnderstandingPrejudice.org: The Psychology of Prejudice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The article is adapted from Plous, S. The psychology of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination: An overview.
As commonly used in psychology, prejudice is not merely a statement of opinion or belief, but an attitude that includes feelings such as contempt, dislike, or loathing.
As with prejudice, these generalizations can at times be positive (e.g., women are nurturing, Japanese excel at math), but for the most part, they tend to be negative and resistant to change.
www.understandingprejudice.org /apa/english   (532 words)

 Muttaqun OnLine - Prejudice: According to Quran and Sunnah
Prejudice is as old as the day Iblis complained to Allah, subhana watala, that he was better than mankind.
Muslims are not on a mission to stamp out prejudice by "cultural awareness events." The muslim's culture is his deen, based solely on Quran and Sunnah, and breaking away from the days of jahiliyya in which a person searches for his or her identity in racial or national heritage.
Because all prejudice is a form of arrogance, the Muttaqun strive to remove arrogance from every aspect of our being, for we know that not an ounce of arrogance will enter the gates of Paradise.
muttaqun.com /prejudice.html   (2448 words)

 Prejudice Quotes, Discrimination Sayings, Intolerance Quotations (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Prejudice is all in your head.  ~As seen on a button at evolvefish.com
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.  ~William Hazlitt
I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices.  All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.  ~Mark Twain
www.quotegarden.com.cob-web.org:8888 /prejudice.html   (701 words)

 Pride and Prejudice
The glorious world of Jane Austen is at last brought back to the screen in all its romance and wit in the Pride and Prejudice DVD.
The Pride and Prejudice DVD is faithful to the setting and period of the beloved novel and filmed entirely on location in the U.K. The classic tale of love and misunderstanding unfolds in class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century.
The Pride and Prejudice DVD will be released on Feb. 28, 2006.
www.prideandprejudicemovie.net /splash.html   (365 words)

 Lesson Plan to Counter Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Scapegoating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Prejudice -- A negative judgement or opinion formed about a group without knowledge of the facts.
Handouts: Interrupting Prejudice Case Studies (two case studies for each group of three or four), Strategies for Interrupting Prejudice (one for each group of three or four)
Review the six styles for handling conflicts that were introduced previosly and are summarized here in Strategies for Interrupting Prejudice (check to see if students understand this vocabulary).
www.esrnational.org /sp/we/end/stereotypes.htm   (1981 words)

 How to make your School a PREJUDICE FREE ZONE
Videotape the speech and publish an interview with the speaker in the school and local newspapers.
Organize an essay contest whose theme is either a personal experience with prejudice or a success story in the fight against it.
Suggest that the winning entries be published in your school newspaper, featured in your town newspaper, highlighted on a local cable program, or sent to the ADL office.
www.adl.org /prejudice/prejudice_school.html   (1376 words)

 Close the Book on Hate: 101 ways to Combat Prejudice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The result is "Close the Book on Hate," a joint effort of Barnes & Noble and ADL that is designed to use education to help break the cycle of prejudice and hatred.
Hate Hurts explores how to answer difficult questions frequently asked by young people, helps parents and caregivers comfort children who are victims of hate, and offers assistance when working with those who are the perpetrators of intolerance.
The pamphlet contains practical suggestions for combating prejudice at home, in schools, in the workplace, in the community and in houses of worship.
www.adl.org /prejudice/default.asp   (373 words)

 Posts tagged with prejudice | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Many people are angry when they camp on public land, but when they try to buy land for sites, they are often refused local planning permission.
was murdered in 1968, Jane Elliott, a elementary school teacher in Riceville, Iowa, conducted her Blue Eyes Brown Eyes exercise with her students, dividing them by eye color to ilustrate prejudice and racism.
Since retiring from teaching in the early 1980s she's repeated the exercise for adults in corporations, at colleges, and on Oprah.
www.metafilter.com /tags/prejudice   (830 words)

 Dealing With Stereotypes, Prejudices, Discrimination, and Scapegoating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Students identify strategies for dealing with conflicts that are rooted in stereotyping and prejudice.
Prejudice-- A negative judgement or opinion formed about a group without knowledge of the facts.
A group of five middle school boys and girls were concerned about racial conflicts in the school.
www.esrnational.org /antidiscriminationlesson.htm   (1953 words)

 Sexual Prejudice: Understanding Homophobia and Heterosexism
Prejudice against lesbians and gay men remains widespread in US society, although the public appears to be increasingly opposed to discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The links on this page provide a brief introduction to sexual prejudice, the phenomenon that is often labeled homophobia or heterosexism.
Read Dr. Herek's article, Beyond "Homophobia": Thinking About Sexual Stigma and Prejudice in the Twenty-First Century, published in Sexuality Research and Social Policy in 2004.
psychology.ucdavis.edu /rainbow/html/sexual_prejudice.html   (228 words)

 The Center for Prejudice Reduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Center for Prejudice Reduction is a serious effort to encourage respect for and acceptance of our diversity.
According to statistics recently published by various government sources, prejudice, discrimination, and hate crimes are increasing throughout the United States.
Evidence indicates that prejudicial attitudes are developed as early as 6 years of age.
www.prejudice-reduction.org   (182 words)

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