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Essay heading: Prejudice vs Discrimination
 
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Prejudice is best described as an attitude towards a certain group of peoples based solely on their membership in that social or ethnic group, whereas discrimination are actions taken against those members, the behavioral manifestation of prejudice. The practices of prejudice and discrimination stem from an individual's perception of a certain group ? these predetermined perceptions of a group usually come from stereotypes of a people, or racial profiling...
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LeMay's definition of stereotypes is this: "Oversimplistic and Overexaggerated beliefs about a group, most often acquired second hand. These images are highly resistant to change". Stereotyping often derive from social categorization and the idea of ?in' group vs. ?out' group. Social categorizations is sort of the lumping or classification of people into groups based on common characteristics among them, while the concept of the ?in' group versus the ?out' group is based on a ?we' vs...
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