Prejudice means to judge other people in a negative or inferior manner, without knowing much about them. It happens when people have false belief and ideas.
Prejudice → Pre + Judge
The word ‘prejudice’ refers to prejudgement. Prejudices can be based on many things like people’s religious beliefs, the region they come from, the colour of their skin, their accent or the clothes they wear. The types of prejudice are gender prejudice, racial prejudice, class prejudice, disability prejudice and so on.
For example, urban people are more civilised than rural people in attitudes and behaviour, is one such prejudice.
Causes for Prejudice
Some common social factors that contributes to the rise of prejudice are
2. Conforming behaviours
3. Economic benefits
4. Authoritarian personality
6. Group closure