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Carla Wiggions University of Phoenix Week 7: Check Point: Prejudice
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Being Prejudice According to Macaronis (2009, p. 362), “Prejudice is a rigid and unfair generalization about an entire category people.” In the United States (U.S.), there are a diverse group of people that range from African Americans, Caucasians, Asians, and Hispanics (Macaronis, 2009, p. 368). Prejudice and discrimination may not be as prevalent as it was during the 1960s, but I believe that it still exists today. It seems that prejudice can range from moderate dislike to extreme hatred. For example, on June 2, 2010, a black man was shot in the head and dragged to his death for ten miles by a white man in New- berry, South Carolina, this was ruled a hate crime (Schafer, 2010). What this man endured is beyond being prejudice. I never really thought about prejudice until recently, when trying to buy a computer and being over looked. Another example is that I was working one day and a Caucasian customer snatched a straw out of my hand for no reason. After these instances took place, I began to think, "Have I been a victim of racism?" This made me angry and made me think, "Are there anyone else experiencing the same treatment?" So my investigation began, with my friend named Elisha. He told me about the time he was in high school which was some years ago, and a group of white kids called him a “nigga.” I was
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