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Defining Prejudice, Discrimination, Stereotype And Racism

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 There are more and more “-isms” thrown at us every day, but nobody seems to be taking the time to define exactly what capitalism, socialism, communism or any of these multiple “-isms” even mean, or how they are being applied today. 
 Throughout history and in contemporary society, here in the United States, we have been living with a variety of prejudices. Racism, sexism, anti-semitism, ablism, and homophobia to name a few. These prejudices are ingrained in the culture of the United States. They are built into our social institutions. We can find evidence of prejudice in religious practices, in local, state and federal law, in electoral politics, in the media and in education.
We have all grown up being conditioned by messages from these institutions about how to see each other, how to relate to one another, and how to see ourselves .Think of an example of prejudice that is commonly communicated to us through our social environment.
How do you know the idea is an example of prejudice?
What is negative about it?
How is it a generalization?
From what kind of source is this particular idea usually communicated? (News media? Neighborhood attitudes? Local laws? Other ways?)