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Forms of Prejudice.

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Forms of Prejudice. Many things cause prejudice. Prejudice means prejudging something or someone before knowing it or them first hand, often with no good cause. Types of prejudice are race, gender, religion, class, age, sexual orientation and disability. When the word prejudice is mentioned the listener generally thinks of the prejudice that exists between different races. Prejudice is a preconceived opinion. This opinion is formed without a suitable knowledge or understanding of what is being judged. Prejudice often occurs because of early influences from family, friends and neighborhood or from a bad experience. Prejudice is frequently brought into society by having widely held, but inaccurate, beliefs. Most people are prejudice because others are different to them and they dislike the difference, as it makes them feel insecure. ...read more.

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Matthew 22:39 Christians work hard to avoid prejudice and discrimination but in some cases, Christians have been found guilty of it. For many years in South Africa, the Dutch Reformed Church supported apartheid, the system that meant that black people were separated from white people and treated as inferior. When Europeans were colonizing other countries around the world, they often killed the native people there and treated them as slaves. The most well known story of prejudice is the story of the Good Samaritan. Despite being discriminated by others, the Samaritans still helped those in need, despite their race, gender, religion, class, age, sexual orientation or disability. Muslim attitudes towards prejudice The Qur'an teaches that Allah created everyone and that everyone is equal. ...read more.

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Although there are some teachings that make men seem superior, but they just mean that men have a different role in society to women. Although the rights and responsibilities of women are different to those of men, they do have the right to choose whom they marry, to divorce, to study, to own property, to conduct business and to take part in politics. The teachings of Islam direct Muslim women to wear modest clothes that cover their bodies when they are in public, so that men will show them the respect that they deserve: "O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women that they should put on an outer garment when they are outside so that they should be recognized as who they are and not troubled." Surah 33:59 ...read more.

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