Unit 2 2
* Know the meanings of prejudice and stereotypes
* Understand discrimination and inequality
* Become aware of the negative consequences of discrimination
The society that we live in comprises people from various social groups who are different in many ways. Since we believe in ‘Unity in Diversity’, we should have been living peacefully with one another irrespective of those differences. Often, we see that diversity is not accepted, and people harbour attitudes of hostility towards those who are ‘different’ from them. They form opinions about the other groups and this often leads to tension in the society. Such ‘opinions’ are often ‘prejudiced’.