Prejudice is a negative opinion or attitude about someone based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and so on. Discrimination is negative behavior toward others based on their membership in a group. In this assignment, you will identify and discuss factors that contribute to prejudice and discrimination.
Objectives: Identify factors that influence the development of prejudice and discrimination. Describe how people form opinions of others and respond to others’ opinions of them. Analyze how to explain one’s own behavior and the behavior of others. Describe conformity, obedience, compliance, group influence, attitude, and attitude change.
Instructions: Step 1: Watch the following video:
Race, Racism, Prejudice and Discrimination – What are they?
Step 2: Reflect on the video.
You may also want to review the week’s assigned reading. Consider the following prompts: What are racism, prejudice, and discrimination? What factors contribute to racism, prejudice, and discrimination? Identify some techniques for reducing the development of prejudice and discrimination. Is discrimination and prejudice increasing or decreasing? Support your answer.
Step 3: Write a three-to-five page summary.
Summarize your thoughts about the video and answer the questions from Step 2 in a three to five page summary.