Proposer - Jon Aldridge
Dictionary.com definitions of prejudice:
1.an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
2. Any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
What kinds of prejudice are there?
- Is, for instance, nepotism a kind of prejudice?
- Are some kinds of prejudice more egregious than others?
Is prejudice inevitable?
- Is forming categories and using those categories to navigate the world just a typical human behaviour?
- Has the world become less prejudiced in general?
Is prejudice a character flaw?
- Should we examine our own prejudices more?
- Should we always try to overcome prejudice?
- Is prejudice ever justified/always undesirable?
What prejudices have you held?
- Have you managed to change your stance towards a prejudice you have/had?
- If so, how?
- Have you ever alleviated someone else’s prejudice?
What factors lead to prejudice?
- Cultural isolation?
- Casting bad experiences from some members of a group onto all members?
- Passing prejudice from parent to child, teacher to student?
What factors can undermine prejudice?
- Exposure to out-group members?
- Formal education?
- The changing of generations?