Key Terms

Prejudice - pre-judging, an attitude of mind, judging someone before we have enough evidence.

Discrimination - action, treating someone unfairly because of a prejudice – mostly negative.

Stereotyping - forming crude mental images of a group of people, e.g. all Jews have hooked noses.

Scapegoating - a word that comes from the bible - see Leviticus 16:7-22 – describing how groups in society (e.g. black people) are always blamed for society’s problems like unemployment and crime.