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1 Chapter 5 Review Questions

2 1. Define the term prejudice.
Favorable or unfavorable feeling toward a person, place, or thing, prior to or not based on, actual fact. A prejudgment based on insufficient data

3 2. Give example of a “positive” prejudice and a “neutral” prejudice
2.Give example of a “positive” prejudice and a “neutral” prejudice. How might these turn into “negative” prejudice Positive prejudice: a teacher judging a student based on the sterling reputation of an older sibling. Neutral prejudice: usually involves prejudgment of something, not some ones (I hate rice!). These prejudice can become negative when they prevent us from keeping an open mind about a person or even an object.

4 3. What is the ultimate source of prejudice?
The home is the central school for learning prejudice. Parents pass on their own biases to their children…

5 4. When is prejudice sinful and wrong?
Negative prejudice is sinful and wrong when: it threatens the rights of people, it is illogical or exhibits stereotypes, it resists new information and refuses to change when confronted with the truth.

6 5. Define the term “stereotype
5. Define the term “stereotype.” Give some examples of stereotypes related to your own ethnic background. Stereotype is an oversimplified generalization about some aspect of reality. Answers to the second part will vary.

7 6. Why do people exhibit prejudice toward persons with a homosexual orientation? Why is this wrong?
Ignorance is the most common reason This type of prejudice is wrong because: Homosexual person does not have a choice. Every person is a child of God, a brother and sister to Christ. The Church condemn any form of in justice, oppression, or violence against homosexuals.

8 7. Give the five stages of prejudice. Give an example of each.
Antilocution: jokes, seemingly innocent remarks that can be racist…. Avoidance: avoid sitting with an elderly person Discrimination: excluding people from certain neighborhood. physical attack: attack someone who is homosexual Extermination: the holocaust, the Killing Field in Cambodia.

9 8. What is sexism. Why is it wrong
8. What is sexism? Why is it wrong? How does it encourage other prejudices in boys? Girls? Misguided belief that one sex is superior to the other by the very nature of things. Sexism can convince boys that they are superior to girls and thus superior to anyone else who is different Girls affected by sexism can be tempted to identify some group that they feel superior to.

10 9. Discuss the meaning of these terms: feminism, patriarchy, glass ceiling
Feminism is the belief that the sexes are equal and should be treated equally. Patriarchy refers to the institutionalized belief that men should dominate women who they feel are inferior to them. The lass ceiling effect refers to women being able to advance only so far in their job in wages, employment and promotion

11 10. What is ageism? Give an example
Ageism is prejudice manifested against elderly people.

12 11. Discuss two specific Church teachings that tell us that prejudice and discrimination are wrong.
Vatican II’s Church in the Modern World states that every type of discrimination is to be overcome and eradicated as contrary to God’s intent. Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that all people are to enjoy equal dignity as members of God’s creation.

13 12. What is anti-semitism? Anti-semitism is prejudice against Jewish people.

14 13. Discuss five specific biblical teachings that show the immorality of prejudice.
Do assignment on page 115

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