There are five stages of prejudice according to Gordon Allport, author of THE NATURE OF PREJUDICE. The 5 stages are(1) antilocution i.e. making derogatory statements/remarks regarding a certain ethnic or racial group,(2)avoidance i.e. having little or no contact with the particular ethnic or racial group in question, (3) discrimination i.e. establishing laws and/or acting in ways to deny equal access/opportunities to members of a certain ethnic or racial group, (4) physical attack of an ethnic or racial group i.e. lynching or mobbing (5) extermination/annihilation-genocidal practices against an ethnic or racial group. Let's discuss this in detail.
I love your forums GM. Prejudice comes from the 'fear of the unknown'. For some unearthly reason people are afraid of others who look different than themselves. It's a sad world for sure. When I lived in South Carolina there is a saying : "strange fruit grow from southern trees". This was referring to the lynchings that took place there. There is a popular restaurant in Columbia that has lynching photographs all over the walls and slurrs all over the sidewalk. It's considered a 'landmark'. Really? I thought it was just horrendous. I had to loose my Maine accent because of the prejudice against yankees. It was a truely eye opening experience for me. I bought my first house in Gaston, SC. Only to find out that my neighbor's father was the Grand Dragon of the KKK. I sold my house a year later because I didn't want to be associated with that. There are good and bad in all races, creeds and colors of people. Unfortunately, we will all never get along.
It is a shame that prejudice continues to exist. People have not learned the lessons from genocide. Genocidal acts are continuing around the world. When will humanking evolve beyond tribalism and into universalism?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 16 months ago
Which ethnic/racial group in the United State do you believe are the LEAST UNIFIED & MOSTDIVISIVE among themselves? What makes this particular ethnic/racial group unable to get along w/those of their same ethnic/racial group?
by Dennis L. Page 6 years ago
What are your feelings about racial/ethnic births surpassing Caucasians births in the U.S.?According to 2011 estimates by the Census, for the first time, racial and ethnic births make up more than 50% of all births in the United States. How will this impact the U.S. in the next 20 years?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
Since the earliest colonization of America by Pilgrims and Puritans, people who were considered non-Anglos were often ostracized, enslaved, segregrated, and told to return to their land of origin. However, every American immigrated, either voluntarily or involuntarily, from their land...
by Ajit Kumar Jha 4 years ago
Are ESL writers poor writers or that's just the racial prejudice?
by TN21 8 years ago
For some reason, I don't mind it if I knew I was going to a show or watching a show that will have racial and ethnic jokes. However, if it's something out of the blue or caught me off guarded I may find myself offended by it.I ask this because I was watching George Lopez's Lopez Tonight's premiere...
by H C Palting 5 years ago
Why are some people angry over a multi-racial family being represented in a Cheerios commercial?The title of the Cheerios commercial is "Just Checking" and a host of negative and astoundingly bad comments followed after it first aired. What's your take?
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