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The Language of Prejudice Lance Jessurun and Emma Blyth.

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1 The Language of Prejudice Lance Jessurun and Emma Blyth

2 Causes of Prejudice Prejudice results from generalizations When someone is labeled, they lose all qualities that make them up as a whole Only label that summarizes person as a whole is their full name

3 Primary Potency Primary potency is one’s most dominatingly apparent attribute, such as ethnicity Those with particularly ethnic sounding last names call to mind all those true and untrue characteristics about said person's personality.

4 Slurs Most emotionally-striking type of label Diminishes uniqueness of individual Points out the different one among conformity

5 Communism Originating in the early 1920s newspapers, the word communist was often equated with alien, foreigner, extremist and terrorist. After World War II, the word communist moved away from an actual political affiliation but rather a label used to point blame at anyone out of the ordinary

6 In Conclusion In order to take a step towards the abolition of human classification, man must first abolish its obsession with words.


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