Conflict and Prejudice
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Acceptance

Acceptance | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

Via Liang YouQI, vengaadesh
Charmaine Lau Li Fen's insight:

From this article, I learnt that everyone is that same. Evenif we are white, black gay, fat, emo, athiest. We are all human, therefore we shouldnt have prejudice against anyone.

Prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Therefore it is nowhere near factual. We should never ever judge a person without knowing the real truth. Negative Prejudice leads to conflict. Therefore we should stop Negative Prejudice as we are all human and equal.

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vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:18 PM

From this article I can see that no matter how we big or small we are; or what colour we are, we all humans. Why do people still want to differentiate themselves by our colour or by other means? I think people should respect others for who they are. People should not be discriminated in such manner. Who cares what if we are fat or skinnyor anything else? Who are they to judge us? I wonder why are there still these types of prejudice in the world today?

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Finally, Proof Fat-Shaming Doesn't 'Work'

Finally, Proof Fat-Shaming Doesn't 'Work' | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it

“Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere -- at work, in dating situations, in media (we are not over it, Rex Reed), in think tanks, in academia and on the street. (Don't believe it? Read these women's stories.) It persists in part thanks to the myth that this type of bullying has an admirable purpose -- to shame people into losing weight.

 

Finally, science is echoing what body image bloggers and other advocates have said for years: shame doesn't inspire anyone to change.”


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Charmaine Lau Li Fen's insight:

I think that this prejudice should stop. Because i believe that calling someone else fat does not make you any thinner, everyone is perfect just the way they are and no one should change them if they don't want to be changed. As studies shown, by fat-shaming other, it doesn't only not help them, it makes it worst. Therefore i believe that everyone should be considerate and not discriminate anyone just because of their looks .

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Charmaine Lau Li Fen's curator insight, July 13, 2014 5:09 AM

I think that this Discrimination should stop. Because i believe that calling someone else fat does not make you any thinner, everyone is perfect just the way they are and no one should change them if they don't want to be changed. As studies shown, by fat-shaming other, it doesn't only not help them, it makes it worst. Therefore i believe that everyone should be considerate and not discriminate anyone just because of their looks .

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Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Can prejudice ever be a good thing? | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
We often think of bias and prejudice as rooted in ignorance. But as psychologist Paul Bloom seeks to show, prejudice is often natural, rational ... even moral.

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Charmaine Lau Li Fen's insight:

This article allow me to have a different view about prejudice. Prejudice are often taught to us as a bad habit, but in this video, Paul Bloom how us that we actually need prejudice to guide us in our lives, so that it leads us to a better route in life. "Without the aid of prejudice, is should not be able to find my way across the room, nor how to conduct myself in circumstances, nor to feel in any relation of life." I really agree to this. Example when i see a principal walk pass me, i should expect her to be a person of values and to greet her politely. but without prejudice, i would not even think of her as a respectable person, and naturally i would not greet her.

Now i feel that prejudice is only harmful when it is negative towards the people who are receiving the comments. But under other circumstances, it is necessary to have it in our lives to guide us along

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Joey Yeo's curator insight, July 13, 2014 3:21 AM

This article has set me thinking even deeper about prejudice. From articles, tragedies, and even education, we always conclude that prejudice is something that we must not have. However, this article has changed my perspective of prejudice. After hearing what he said, “Prejudice and bias are natural, they're often rational, and they're often even moral” and after his explanation, I realised that prejudice and stereotyping is actually just ‘categorising people’ based on their races, beliefs, cultures, looks etc. Mr Paul Boom has successfully convinced me that prejudice is something that we need in our everyday lives. He mentioned this conclusion in Hazlitt’s essay, "Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way my across the room; nor know how to conduct myself in any circumstances, nor what to feel in any relation of life”, which is after all true, at least to me. Prejudice is actually not wrong. We just have to keep those insensitive comments to ourselves and not show or act it out. This way, horrible consequences would not have taken place. Now, as we understand more about prejudice, “we're in a better position to make sense of them when they go wrong, when they have horrible consequences, and we're in a better position to know what to do when this happens.”