Prejudice is an unjustified negative attitude or feeling toward a group, a category of people, or a cultural practice. These opinions are usually formed beforehand or without knowledge, resulting in a false or stereotypical ??????. Prejudice can regard a race, religion, or gender. Conflicting backgrounds cause prejudice because a person's cultural beliefs are influenced by their surroundings. Self-justification and a person's economic status can also cause prejudice.
If you were to ask yourself what made you the person you are today, chances are you would most likely say your friends, family, or hometown. All of these things make up your background, and can bring about prejudice. A person's family and friends greatly influence how a person views another person or cultural practice. A parent or friend is a very important figure in a person'slife, therefore their opinion is valued and their satisfaction is strived for. For example, if your mother grew up in a society where interracial relationships were looked down upon, she would not support them, and as a result teach you that different races don't belong together. You would accept her belief because you look up to her and want to please her, ignoring the fact that a person's color doesn't make them different or of less value.
A person's economic status affects how they react to a person's wealth. One of the biggest causes of prejudice is a lack of understanding and people who grew up in different living situations have difficulty understanding each other. For example, a person who drives a sports car, may think he is better than a person who drives a less expensive car, because to him driving a nice car is a necessity, whereas the driver of the other car needs the extra money for food and other needs.
Self-justification also causes prejudice because people feel better when they feel they are above or not as bad as others. For example, if Jullian lost his house and moved into a smaller one, he might make...