Prejudice and Discrimination

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Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice.  Prejudice  refers to attitudes of  aversion and hostility toward the members of a  group simply because they belong to it and hence  are presumed to have the objectionable qualities  ascribed to it. A new form of prejudice against  African Americans that appears among affluent,  suburban whites has been labeled  symbolic  racism  by sociologists. Discrimination.  Discrimination  is action,  what people actually do in their daily activities, and  involves the arbitrary denial of privilege, prestige,  and power to members of a minority group. Since  World War II whites have shifted from more blatant  forms of discrimination to more subtle forms. Institutional Discrimination.  In their daily  operation, the institutions of society may function in  such a way that they produce unequal outcomes for  different groups. This is called 
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