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Prejudice & Stereotyping
1. Define prejudice and stereotyping.
2. Identify examples of hate-motivated behavior and hate crimes.
3. Build a personal value for stopping prejudice, stereotyping, hatemotivated behavior and hate crimes.
4. Shape peer norms that value stopping prejudice, stereotyping, hatemotivated behavior and hate-crimes.
• Prejudice is making a judgment about a person or group of
people without knowing things about them as individuals.
People who are prejudiced often stereotype others.
• Stereotyping is judging someone based on personal prejudice,
limited knowledge, biased viewpoints or assumptions.
Expecting people to behave in a particular way because of a
classification is wrong.
What are the negative consequences
of prejudice and stereotyping?
- People get hurt
- People aren’t allowed to participate in activities
- People are denied access to employment opportunities.
Two major problems that spring
from prejudice and stereotyping
are hate-motivated behavior and
Hate-Motivated Behavior & Hate
Hate-motivated behavior singles out a particular group. It
• Hateful verbal putdowns
• Graffiti or posters that promote hate.
• Intimidating music, video games, and other media
• Websites and chat rooms that express hate.
Hate crimes include:
• Assaulting or beating people because of their race, ethnicity,
religion or sexual orientation.
• Sending threats or slurs targeting race, ethnicity, religion or
sexual orientation via the mail or internet.
• Burning or defacing religious buildings.
Police Investigate Hate Crime on Long
It’s important to stop
and hate behavior so that
all people can live
without fear and have
*The way to respond to hate behaviors is to
report them to school officials.
• Bay Shore UFSD policies regarding hatemotivated behavior.
(Code of Conduct on next slide)
Excerpt from Bay Shore School District’s CODE OF CONDUCT
There have been problems with prejudice,
stereotyping and hate-motivated behavior at a local high school.
You have been brought in as an “expert” to help solve these
problems. Read the following 3 letters, pick 1 and write a letter
offering advice on how to solve the problem. Be specific and
*Your letter MUST be more than 200 words
I heard some kids bragging about putting graffiti on
someone’s locker because of her religion. I don’t
think this is right. What should I do?
I saw some students using one of the computers in the library
to create a website that promotes hatred toward a particular
ethnic group. I know this isn’t right, but what can I do?
My friend was beaten up yesterday because some guys thought he
was gay. They threatened me too and said that if I told anyone
they’d be back to get us both. I’m scared and don’t know what to