How can prejudice and discrimination lead to persecution?

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i need to know how can prejudice and discrimantion both together can lead to persecution.

Posted Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 21:09 by henna

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Prejudice- an assumption made about something without any knowledge about them so judging them before you actually know them

Dicrimination- judging someone for how they look or what they are such as Asian or gay or just different from other people around you

These can lead to persicution because prejudice can make other people believe what you say so they can then persicute ( basically be mean to because of who they are) other people. Discrimination can lead to persicution because if someone says something about other people because of who they are people are going to be mean to them and make their lives hard basically persicute them. Like Hitler was discriminative and so ended persicuting the Jews just because they were Jewish.

hope this makes sense!! :-)

Answered Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 21:21 by Hannah
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Prejudice is formed when people make assumption on a person without knowing all the facts about them. The reason why this may cause persecution is because they make the person feel like they are categories in a group, not welcomed and ungrateful. This group may be positive or negative however it is mostly negative. For instance Japanese people and Chinese people are all the same. Firstly they are two different cultures. This may annoy the two groups, as their past history was very different. Years before Japan had invaded China. This had killed many innocent people, as their family were tortured and many were killed. However years have passed and it is time we drop this subject on the hand categorising them, as the same people are not very welcoming. Moreover we have different types of cultural food for instance Japanese people are famous for sushi and Chinese people are famous for Peking duck. I am a Chinese myself and i get insulted a lot, as I dislike how people say "same thing I mean their both Chinese" straight after I just said Japanese people and Chinese people are the different. Moreover when norms and values are different and collide this may cause arguments this may hold grudges upon them and assume them, as the same everyone else. 

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 21:21 by SmithySmoe
Edited by SmithySmoe on Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 21:24