Prejudice is prejudgment or forming an opinion before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case. Discrimination is action that denies social participation or human rights to categories of people based on prejudice. Bigotry is a state of mind where a person views other groups with fear, distrust, prejudice or hatred solely on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other group characteristics. Racism consists of both prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between people.
It’s important we understand what we are and aren’t in order to give these issues the proper context they deserve. If we aren’t honest with what we are, how can we begin to go where we need to? I will begin.
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