About Prejudice

Prejudice is, as the name implies, the process of “pre-judging” a particular thing for the way it acts,looks,or even a group it is involved in. It implies coming to a judgement on a subject before learning where the preponderance of evidence actually lies, or forming a judgement without direct experience. Prejudice is an unjustified or incorrect attitude towards an individual based solely on the individual’s membership of a social group. It can also refer to unfounded beliefs and may include “any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence”. Gordon Allport defined prejudice as a “feeling, favourable or unfavourable, toward a person or thing, prior to, or not based on, actual experience”.