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toward EQUALITY : EXPLORING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE : RECOGNIZING DIVERSITY : A Resource for Parents and Teachers to Fight Prejudice, Build Pride, Respect Diversity : WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

February 13, 1989

Use this quiz as a foundation for helping children understand the language of prejudice and discrimination. Help children to realize there are real words when they are a victim of prejudice. Match the words with the definitions. Help children put the definitions in their own words. 1. Stereotype 2. Racial Epithet 3. Discrimination 4. Ethnic Group 5. Prejudice 6. Bigot 7. Racial Group 8. Anti-Semitic A. The presence of negative attitudes and feelings--as opposed to actions--toward members of specific racial, ethnic or religious groups. It is marked by suspicion, fear, intolerance or hatred. B. Negative actions--as opposed to feelings--directed against members of specific racial, ethnic or religious groups. C. Distinguished by physical traits such as skin color and hair texture. D. Distinguished by customs, characteristics, language, common history. E. Overgeneralizing about individuals on the basis of their membership in a racial, ethnic or religious group; allowing for no individuality. F. A person or group blamed for the mistakes of others. G. A person who holds blindly to a particular creed or opinion. H. Having or displaying prejudice against Jews. I. A word or phrase used to insult or demean a racial, ethnic or religious group; a slur. J. A group, usually with low social status or power, that is smaller than and different from the larger controlling group. ANSWERS: 1-E; 2-I; 3-B; 4-D; 5-A; 6-G; 7-C; 8-H

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