Identify factors that influence the development of prejudice and discrimination.

Prejudice is a negative opinion or attitude about someone based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and so on. Discrimination is negative behavior toward others based on their membership in a group. In this assignment, you will identify and discuss factors that contribute to prejudice and discrimination.

Objectives:

  • Identify factors that influence the development of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Describe how people form opinions of others and respond to others’ opinions of them.
  • Analyze how to explain one’s own behavior and the behavior of others.
  • Describe conformity, obedience, compliance, group influence, attitude, and attitude change.

Instructions: Step 1: Watch the following video:

Race, Racism, Prejudice and Discrimination – What are they?

Step 2: Reflect on the video.

You may also want to review the week’s assigned reading. Consider the following prompts:

  • What are racism, prejudice, and discrimination?
  • What factors contribute to racism, prejudice, and discrimination?
  • Identify some techniques for reducing the development of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Is discrimination and prejudice increasing or decreasing? Support your answer.

Step 3: Write a three-to-five page summary.

Summarize your thoughts about the video and answer the questions from Step 2 in a three to five page summary.

 

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