Prejudice, Racism, And Prejudice Essay

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Prejudice is a baseless and usually negative attitude toward members of a group including stereotypes, negative feelings and a tendency to discriminate against members of the group, involving negative prejudgments with the most well-known types of prejudice including racism, sexism, classicism, homophobia, nationalism, religious prejudice, ageism. For instance, in 2013 at Newcastle crown court a football fan was removed from the jury of a sex assault trial after confessing he couldn 't give someone from Sunderland a fair trial so soon after Paolo di Canio 's team beat Newcastle 3-0. The juror admitted his prejudice and was removed (H.Pidd. 2013).
Discrimination is the harmful act based on stereotypes and prejudices and could vary in forms like racial, gender, age discrimination. For instance in 2013 after West Yorkshire Police introduced a requirement that to reach the top grade for legal adviser and receive the higher salary linked to that grade, an employee had to have a law degree when Mr Homer, who was 61, successfully argued before an employment tribunal that this amounted to indirect age discrimination because someone in his age group (people aged 60 to 65) would not be able to finish the course and obtain a degree before reaching the employer 's normal retirement age proving disadvantages for him comparing to other people on the ground of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 and the Equality Act 2010 (Agediscrimination.info. 2013).

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