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1.9: Experiencing Prejudice and Discrimination
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- being discriminated against or badly treated by comparison with others
- being treated more advantageously than others in a similar position
- being placed in a position of power over others.
- Attributing fixed ‘differences’ to particular groups of people can be seen as part of a process that reflects and reproduces inequalities of power.
- Stereotypes of people based on their social identities tend to be negative and to define them in relation to their difference from an imaginary ‘norm’.
- Stereotypes can lead to prejudice and discrimination, which themselves reflect and perpetuate wider processes of oppression, such as sexism and racism.