There are a lot of sources of prejudice, like some of you already mentioned: fear, stereotyping, the culture we grow up in, media, etc. I think a lot of it stems from lack of knowledge, we create simple, stereotypical associations from the little pieces of information we have about those we consider different from us. Sometimes people may do something offensive, without realizing it, because they don’t understand the connotations. It’s biologically conditioned in us to fear what we don’t know. Prejudice is very much related to discrimination, if we perceive someone as inferior to us without even knowing anything about them it’s so easy to discriminate against them.
I think prejudice and discrimination are present everywhere and we’re all guilty of it to some degree. The more we learn about it, the more we start to notice it all around us and within ourselves. That’s why, unfortunately, I have witnessed situations similar to those in the comics many times, because those situations are part of our daily lives.
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