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Old 11-25-2011, 03:59 PM   #50
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Can some explain the difference between Racism and prejudice. I always thought that they came hand in hand or that a racist is prejudice, but a prejudice person is not always racist
Prejudice is literally pre-judging someone or something--that is, forming a judgment before you have all the facts. Like in the title of Pride and Prejudice, this pre-judgment isn't necessarily based on bigotry. Nevertheless, "prejudice" can be synonymous with "bigotry" and "discrimination."

Racism, broadly speaking, is prejudice based on racial bigotry. In a more technical sense, only systemic racial prejudice is classed as racism. So under this narrower definition, there is no anti-white racism in the US, even though individuals may be racially prejudiced against white people.

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