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Young children learn about prejudice by instruction, older children by experience

For a six-year-old, one of the most powerful educational tools may be direct instruction, according to new research on how children learn about prejudice. Scientists found that as children get closer to age 10, they begin to rely more on their own experiences rather than what people tell them -- but for youngsters, instruction trumps experience, as published in this month's Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
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The article points out a crucial aspect of the development and creation of prejudice. That is of childhood experience and how different methods influence a child's understanding and actions. I feel that to weed out prejudice form society in any significant form our understanding of the means in which it occurs is significant in ensuring we prevent the cultivation of prejudice thereby preventing resulting conflict.

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As Rockets Rain on Gaza, Facebook Does Nothing to Stop Hate Speech Against Palestinians · Global Voices

As Rockets Rain on Gaza, Facebook Does Nothing to Stop Hate Speech Against Palestinians · Global Voices | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
A Facebook page featuring multiple posts in Hebrew calling for violence against Palestinians and Arabs has been active for three weeks.
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I feel this highlights the moral quandary that social media sites are in with regards to user content especially on highly sensitive topics such as the one stated in the source. The debate of preservation of free-speech versus curation of inappropriately content should be closely watched due to the rise of social media and its clout.

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Why Germans distrust Islam | Germany | DW.DE | 21.01.2013

Why Germans distrust Islam | Germany | DW.DE | 21.01.2013 | Conflict and Prejudice | Scoop.it
With the growing number of Muslims, and a series of failed terror attacks, distrust of Islam is rising. Fewer than one-fifth of Germans believe Islam is compatible with German culture.
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This article sheds light on an issue mirrored in many other country's prejudice and discrimination targeted towards Islamist due to the actions of a few. Even more pressing is the issue of populism, capitalizing on the ignorance of people. Groups have sprung up fanning flames to a simmering fire potentially resulting in disastrous consequences. This shows the inherent danger that allows prejudice to boil over into conflict should it be incited.

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Robert Christian's curator insight, July 16, 2014 5:17 AM

A survey conducted by University Of Bielefeld showed that only 19% of Germans believe that Muslims are compatible with them. It also shows that 46% of them think there are too many muslims and 30% of them are afraid of terrorist attacks. This shows that they are scared and stereotypical that muslims cause terrosim and are therefore prejudiced against muslims.