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We can differentiate prejudice from the notion of the stereotype in that the latter is a mere over generalisation whereas the former takes the stereotype further and applies it negatively to members of a social group. When prejudice translates into action, it can veer into antilocution, discrimination or violence in any one of its manifestations cultural, structural or symbolic.
We will never eradicate prejudice, only reduce it. This is because we are cognitively hardwired to be prejudiced. Our cognitive architecture works by classification and we tend to reduce individuals to crude social classification quickly in order to judge them swiftly as friend or enemy. This self-protective "reptilian" brain activity happens quicker than we are aware of. When we come across someone different, unprocessed sentiments of fear and insecurity tend to express themselves in the form of an instinct of self-preservation which always prioritises and favours the ingroup the group with which we identify ourselves and out of which we choose our identity at the expense of the outgroup the "Other" or group that is perceived as being different to us.
At the level of the cortex, where information is processed and we are capable of abstract thinking, deliberate evaluation and weighted reflection, our working memory capacity is fairly weak, meaning that we struggle to hold onto pluralistic representations or multiple identities without forgetting some of them and reducing the thing perceived into a single entity. Furthermore, we are perceptually predisposed to exaggerate differences between groups and minimise differences within groups, always imagining that we are like those in our group and different to those who are not in our group when in reality, differences and similarities might be the same within and across group members.
Therefore, like all sophisticated and powerful educational efforts, reducing prejudice requires a conscious effort to go beyond intuitive, lazy thinking and primal instincts; it is an act of the will involving critical thinking, self-analysis, metacognition and deliberate selflessness - things that might not come naturally to us and have to be worked on.
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How Can Education Reduce Prejudice in the 21st Century
Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. Read preview. Introduction In the complex 21st Century world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and paradox, teaching young people to approach other people and situations in a reflective, self-aware and critically-minded fashion is a central educational goal.
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Includes information on key activists, politicians, religious leaders, as well as ordinary citizens that have played important roles in cases of prejudice in the world. Uses documents, speeches, letters and other sources to explain events related to prejudice. Language eng. Publication Detroit, Mich.
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