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Factors to The Development of Prejudice and Discrimination Tuesdays/Thursdays 9-10:30 Factors to The Development of Prejudice and Discrimination Dr. King defines prejudice as “an unjustified negative attitude towards an individual based on the individual based on the individual’s membership in a particular group.” Many factors to the development of prejudice and discrimination towards people can be caused by race and religious beliefs. In race, for example Mexicans and Puerto Ricans find it offensive if you call a Mexican a Puerto Rican or a Puerto Rican a Mexican. Different cultures are raised different and view different races differently. For Mexican’s, some are raised to see Puerto Ricans lazy and loud and annoying while Puerto Ricans may view Mexicans as stubborn, greedy or just weird by how Mexicans dress or talk. This is an example of how people judge each other just by what race you are. In religious beliefs, people may not agree with what your religion believes in or stands for. For example, if your daughter was dating someone from another religion that your family is not, it may be hard for her parents to accept the boyfriend because of differences of religion belief. Parents may tell their daughter that they can only date guys that are in their religion because of their different beliefs and judge people that are not part of their religion. Dr. King explains in the Science of
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