CHAPTER FIVE. Justice and Prejudice. Go Worship With Your “Own” People. We are called to treat all people with respect and as if they were our sisters or brothers. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always occur. Take Mohandas Gandhi, for example.
Justice and Prejudice
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What is Prejudice?
1. Favorable or unfavorable feeling toward a person, place, or thing, prior to, or not based on, actual fact
2. A prejudgment based on insufficient data
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Negative prejudice is sinful.
Extermination – killing the undesirable person or group
Physical attack – violence and hate crimes
Discrimination – harmful actions against disliked persons
Avoidance – avoiding members of a disliked group
Antilocution – speaking against
Nine ways you can fight prejudice:
1. Pray for your conversion
2. Learn to celebrate differences
3. Look for inequalities in your school, work place, and parish
4. Avoid racial stereotypes, jokes, slurs
5. Refuse to participate in any verbal attacks on homosexual persons
6. Treat those with disabilities as unique individuals
7. Visit a nursing home with some friends
8. Avoid sexist comments
9. Include rather than exclude
The home is the central school for learning prejudice
Prejudice is learned
Sexism is key in forming early prejudices
Ways to overcome prejudice:
Participate in programs that put self in the shoes of others
Work with different groups
Establish laws/rules that require the fair treatment of others
Be aware that prejudice is inconsistent with one’s values, attitudes and behaviors