Is Prejudice always Conscious (or Can It Be Unintentional)?

When it comes to the issue of prejudice (racial, sex-related, immigrant-related, religious, cultural, etc.) I find there are two kinds of people. First, there are those who think that it must be conscious and deliberate in order to count as prejudice. Second, there are those who think it is often unconscious--found in and among people who deny, even to themselves, that they are prejudiced against a group of fellow human beings.Let's set aside the word "discrimination" in this conversation. … [Read more...]


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