Unformatted text preview: applied all seven categories in the past 220 years. VI. Prejudice and Discrimination A. Definitions 1. Prejudice Prejudice refers to a positive or a negative attitude or belief directed toward certain people based on their membership in a particular group. The root word of prejudice is "pre-judge." a. The Wallonians The Wallonians are mythical people used to test prejudice. b. The Bogardus Scale The Bogardus Scale is a social distance scale. It does not measure discrimination. Rather, it measures the amount of space that people prefer to keep with other groups...
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