The Causes Of Prejudice By Vincent N. Parrillo

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Human equality has always been an issue in every part of the world. Prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes have been passed on from one generation to the next. The Society has accepted these behaviors to be normal and acceptable. According to the article, “Causes of Prejudice” by Vincent N. Parrillo, there are two types of prejudice; psychological and sociological. Psychological prejudice focuses on individual behavior, where as sociological is focused more on a group. Psychological Prejudice is based on an individual’s behavior and occurs when an individual thinks and acts certain ways that can positively or negatively affect someone else. I believe that both Causes of prejudice are important, however in my opinion sociological prejudice can harm not just an individual but certain race or group of people. Therefore, sociological prejudice can be very damaging because these are beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation in a form of a discrimination, and stereotypical behavior. Discriminating behaviors can affect every single race. However, African Americans have been the targeted group for generations, from slavery to segregation, hatred to racism, and so much more. It all started in 1619, when the first African slaves arrived in Virginia and lived in slavery for over 200 years. In 1865 the 13th Amendment to the constitution was ratified, which prohibited slavery in United States (African-American History Timeline). A great example of

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