What is the Difference between prejudice and racism and discrimination?
In my opinion, prejudice is a preference or a leaning towards/against something based on experience or learning. It may or may not be based on logical thought, and is often influenced by emotion. We all have prejudices...they refer to what we choose to like or dislike, trust or distrust, whatever. We should not be ashamed of them, neither should we be judged for holding them. It is akin to looking down on someone for not liking a hot sardine and cottage cheese sandwich. It IS rather how we manage and tactfully, gracefully and thoughtfully handle our prejudices that is a more accurate gauge of character. One who sits at the table and contributes to the enjoyment of the dinner despite their dislike for the plate before them is sure to gain more from the experience and be able to allow others to have or grow a concern for their discomfort, rather than just throwing the plate across the room and making demands. Having a prejudice is your right...forcing others to share yours is NOT. Rascism is a belief. It is often, but not necessarily, acted on. The belief maintains that one race carries certain or better characteristics over another. It may or may not be supported by fact. Therefore, racism would be a belief that "black people can't swim", or "white men can't jump". The observation that a caucasan man is more susceptible to a sunburn or that a Kenyan man would likely, but not always, be a black man, is not. It has nothing to do whatsoever with humor, the factual account of history, or a scientific or analytical discussion of the physical/social characteristics of one race or the other. The deployment of those beliefs, however, to influence a logical discussion or to deter, harm or deny rights of one race for the benefit of another is the worst form of observable racism. Discrimination is simply choosing one thing over the other for any reason. You discriminate when picking out a tomato in the grocery market. In the context of the other terms discussed here, discrimination as a negative thing implies the choosing between two nearly similar things or persons and selecting one for reasons that are neither fair nor logical. Unfair discrimination as it applies to the modern day complaint may deny one an opportunity they have rightfully deserved simply at the whim of the Discriminator, who may be rascist (or any other "ist") or may be unable to keep their prejudices (ie: personal likes/dislikes) in check. In other words, in the context of racial discrimination, they are choosing, chosen or NOT chosen because of some perceived racist belief, not merit or otherwise equal traits. I hope this is read and taken in the manner I have meant. This is a topic that is fraught with danger in some circles, and it is a pet peeve of mine that some will throw these terms around to scare or silence people. If these terms are involved in a conversation, it obviously is even more important that they are understood. We owe each other that courtesy.
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Prejudice is a negative thought you have about an entire group ofpeople, often an ethnic group or racial group. (Internal) Racism isa kind of prejudice where you think one rac…e is superior overanother. It has more to do with physical traits than anything else.
Difference Between Prejudice and Racism Prejudice may have nothing to do with race. It means to "prejudge", usually unfairly, but not always. Racism is to judge or prejudge …someone by their race. This is also usually but not always unfair. . yes. I think there is a difference also. Prejudice to me is when you think something of SOMEONE, not a specific race. Racism to me is to have opinions about a specific race, rather than a person. Not much difference, no. But consider the question; racism brings up different people. Prejudice doesn't. You can be "prejudiced" against a certain type of food. However, racism involves customs, skin color, location, and all sorts of properties of "people." Another answer: Racism can be limited to just a belief - though you can act with racism, while prejudice is nearly always an action (or an omission of action). So you can be a racist without showing prejudice, but if you are prejudiced, there is nearly always an underlying belief such as racism, sexism, anti-gay bias, and so on. Prejudice is a more general term in that it means to judge without evidence based on some belief. Prejudice implies jumping to conclusions or letting past experiences or perceived characteristics of a group affect your judgment and how you treat individuals. For instance, if you were robbed in the past, it would be prejudice to assume all people of the same group rob others. To be racist means to believe a particular race is better, hence the suffix -ist . It is not merely noticing things about a race as a whole. Beliefs about a race are not always racist. They can be stereotypes, which are beliefs about a group which may not be well-founded. A related term is discrimination, and that is unequal treatment. While not all discrimination is a type of racism, and while not all racism is discrimination, they are related to one another and overlap. Discrimination implies having authority or power to make decisions. So while badmouthing people of a particular race moving into your neighborhood would be racist, actually preventing them from doing so would be discrimination based on racism. Housing discrimination laws mean you cannot require people to be a certain race, gender, national origin, religion, or family size as a condition of moving in, and you cannot state a preference in any ads. There are a few permissible exceptions (such as disallowing children in senior citizen communities, or men from facilities for women which only have shared shower facilities).
What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination who benefit and what should be done to correct these problems?
Prejudice is an attitude "I hate spinach." Discrimination is an action "Samoans have to live in ugly houses." http://virgil.azwestern.edu/~dag/lol/Prejudice.html
Prejudice is a preformed opinion, usually an unfavourable one, based on insufficient knowledge, irrational feelings, or inaccurate stereotypes. Discrimination is the unfa…ir treatment of one person or group, usually because of prejudice about race, ethnicity, age, religion, or gender. Example: Sally doesn't let Mark sit next to her in English class ( discrimination ) because she has heard that he is a nerd, and Sally doesn't like nerds ( prejudice ).
Racial Prejudice is like stereotyping which is taking the characteristics of selct individuals and applying it to an entire race this is a form of Racism. Racism is the genera…l and racial profiling or prejudice is more of a specific. other types of racism include violence and harassment..etc.
Prejudice is a rigid and irrational generalization about an entire category of people. Discrimination is a matter of action whereas Prejudice refers to attitudes.
Racism is the slander or the demeaning of other ethnic groups. Prejudice is when people pass judgment with out prior knowledge. For instance if you were to say that this pe…rson you've seen around is wierd or doesn't fit in with YOUR definition of normal before getting to know this person then this would be an example of prejudice.
One must first understand what each is: . Racism is the ability and tendency to perceive differences between one or a group and another one or a group based on race or eth…nic disparity. It is a natural human behavior, a natural animal behavior to recognize one who does not belong to your group. It is neither moral nor immoral, rather it is amoral. . Prejudice is a preconception or preconceived notion with or without prior information, but definitely with an element of contact or experience. It can be an action, but it more often the source of an action or inaction. . Discrimination is the action most often associated with racism and prejudice. It is moving against or excluding based on prejudice that may result from racism but need not be a component of race at all. Common forms of discrimination are: race, gender, religion, sexual preference, sexual identity, disability or handicap, age (older or younger), socio-economic position, class, criminal history, weight, or any of an infinite list of perceived differences. So, the difference can be said to lie in the level of expression. Racist beliefs can be shared, but if they are, they become prejudice or discrimination. Prejudice can be expressed typically in passive ways, but if it becomes active, it is discrimination. Discrimination is acting upon prejudiced beliefs and/or racist perceptions.
Discrimination is the valuable and necessary determining and acting on the real differences among people. We necessarily discriminate between the skillful and the unskilled, b…etween the honest and the dishonest, between the energetic and the lazy. Prejudice is acting on differences among people without determining that they actually exist. To PRE-judge, means deciding to treat people differently BEFORE determining that they are actually different, merely assuming they are different.
Racism is the judgment of someone based solely on their race, and homophobia is when someone is scared of becoming gay or gay people.
When used in a non-hate-based fashion, racialism is used to define policy or interpret events. Kind of like colonialism. Not all colonialism consisted of things that were detr…imental to the people involved.
The differences between ageism and racism are that ageism refers to discrimination pertaining to age groups (usually senior citizens) and racism refers to discrimination and a…s well xenophobia due to ethnic background differences. Both stem from ignorance and fear.
Racism is when a large group of people different skinned than the third party makes fun about how they look(ex." your skin is so black!) Racism is expressing the belief that… race SHOULD BE a major factor in making decisions outside the family and home - in employment, justice, politics, housing, taxes, etc. Racism is never a thought process, it must be CONDUCT or we can't fairly guess or mind-read what motivated a decision.
Prejudice is against anyone or anything, like you can be prejudice against religion or let's say a color. Racism is against a race like English or Mexican.
For me, it's an issue of literacy. Racism and white supremacy have made us illiterate. We don't see systems of power but rather very surfaced attitudes or opinions which have …become understood as "racist." Thus racism becomes a synonym for something which should be more specific, namely, racial prejudice or prejudice against certain races. Discrimination carries the systemic element to it and for me that's the most clarifying part. Not everyone is "racist" in the sense that they benefit from a hierarchical organization of the institutions that create the society we live in. I mean hierarchical in the sense that there are people who have access to institutions, and people who have remained without access for centuries. There are people with better working conditions, and then there are people who's working conditions have killed them. There are people with access to education, and then there are people whose educations were policed daily. These vague generalizations only make sense when they are grafted onto the history of European colonialism. The access of the one comes at the expense of the other. The beneficiaries of racism are people of European decent, i.e. white people. Understanding these fine differences remains a difficult task for me, and I am a humanities major at a college in new york city! "critical race theory" has recently been targeted by the Right. at the other end of the spectrum, children are particularly sensitive to the messages and codes they're bombarded with. If we want them to be literate, if we want ALL children to flourish, we need to arm them with a vocabulary that will help them end racism and white supremacy, not disarm them with confusion and misunderstanding. The history and concepts I learned in my (previous) public and parochial education only made it more confusing for me.
The only real way is to lead by example to other countries, at the moment the US is not a exemplar in this area.
They are both essentially the same - except racism is a specific form of bullying.