Prejudice And Discrimination Is Important For Children And Adults

790 Words Dec 4th, 2016 4 Pages
Prejudice leads to discrimination; many different issues can come from it. Different factors contribute to prejudice and discrimination includes: Socialization, having one’s upbringing teach and perpetuate prejudice. Conformity engaging in discriminatory behavior because others in your group are doing so, usually for approval or to be likes others. Institutional racism, prejudice and discrimination encouraged or ignored at high levels such as government and ethnocentrism, the tendency to value one’s cultural norms and values over others. Socialization can lead to prejudice because of an individual acquires a personal identity and learn the values, norms, behavior and social skills appropriate to his or her social position. Socialization is very important for children and adults, but especially for the ones who begin the process at home with family, and continue it at school. They are taught what will be expected of them as they mature and become full members of society. Conformity usually deals with peer pressure and the acceptance of a person in a group. That person will become engaged in discriminatory behavior to become accepted by others even though that person knows right from wrong and that well lead to becoming prejudice. Social proof, also known as informational social influence, is a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation. Ethnocentrism has to do with…

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