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1.How does the exploration of the Instders/Outsiders theme help me to sociologically understnd an important, still unresolved issue i face today, have faced in the past, and or will face in the future? Prejudice and oppression against people of different sexual and gender orientations. 2.How can I explain its: i.)What is Nature of Prejudice and oppression against people of different sexual and gender orientations. ii.)What is Root Prejudice and oppression against people of different sexual and gender orientations. iii.)What are the Causes of Prejudice and oppression against people of different sexual and gender orientations. iv)What are the Consequences: Prejudice and oppression against people of different sexual and gender orientations. 3.How can I move towards its effective resolution? Prejudice Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Cite This Source The word prejudice refers to prejudgment: making a decision before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case or event. The word has commonly been used in certain restricted contexts, particularly in the expression 'racial prejudice'. Initially this referred to making a judgment about a person based on their race, before receiving information relevant to the particular issue on which a judgment was being made; it came, however, to be widely used to refer to any hostile attitude towards people based on their race. Subsequently the word has come to be widely so interpreted in this way in contexts other than those relating to race. The meaning now is frequently "any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence". Race, gender, ethnic, sexual identity, age, and religion have a history of in citing prejudicial behavior. Forms of prejudice Frank J. Farley classified prejudice into three categories. Cognitive Prejudice refers to what people believe is true. An example of cognitive prejudice might be found, for example, adherence to a particular metaphysical or methodological philosophy to the exclusion of other philosophies that may offer a more complete theoretical explanation. Affective Prejudice refers to what people like and dislike. An example of affective prejudice might be found, for example, in attitudes toward members of particular classes such as race , ethnicity , national origin,
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or creed . Conative Prejudice refers to how people are inclined to behave. Conative prejudice is regarded as an attitude because people don't act on their feelings. An example of conative prejudice might be found in expressions of what should be done if the opportunity presented itself. These three types of prejudice are correlated, but all need not be present in a particular individual. Someone might believe a particular group possesses low levels of intelligence , but harbour no ill feelings toward that group. A group might be disliked because of intense competition for jobs, but still recognize no differences between groups. Prejudice was displayed towards Jews during the Holocaust . Personality approachAnother classical explanation on prejudice concerns the
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course SOC 110G taught by Professor Mohamedtamadigi during the Spring '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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