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June 10, 2015

Benevolent Prejudice

jewluminati by jennifer daniel

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Benevolent prejudice is a superficially positive type of prejudice, opinions formed¬†before becoming aware of relevant facts, ¬†(e.g. ‘Asians are good at math,’ ‘African Americans are athletic,’ ‘Jews are good with money’).

Though this type of prejudice associates supposedly good things with certain groups, it still has the result of keeping the group members in inferior positions in society. Benevolent prejudices can help justify any hostile prejudices a person has toward a particular group and act as a wedge keeping outsiders from assimilating into the mainstream.

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