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The word prejudice can be broken down into “pre” (before) and “judice” (judgment), so prejudice is forming an opinion about someone before finding anything about them as individuals; making an assessment of an individual or group with little or no accurate knowledge on which to base this opinion.

Secord and Backman (1974) describe prejudice as “an attitude that predisposes us to think, feel, perceive and act in favourable or unfavourable ways towards a group or its individual members”.

A prejudice is an extreme attitude towards a group that causes us to pre-judge individuals based only on…




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