It allowed him to interrogate his own prejudices embedded in a sense of national identity.
There are some pretty archaic, long-held biases and prejudices that remain in place (see Mets, New York).
My children and I do not share these despicable views or prejudices.
Owning up to and understanding past prejudices may not make ethnic tensions instantly disappear.
The Gallup World Religion Survey has published the results of a new poll about American prejudices toward Islam.
Alfonso was not altogether free from the prejudices of his time.
It can sometimes be moved by appeals to its fixed ideas and prejudices.
But it would seem that latterly the privileges of the nation had been diminished, while their prejudices were wantonly shocked.
But the prejudices of the Frenchmen were such that they could not eat dog, and this dish was removed.
It is easier to ruin a kingdom and aggrandise one's own pride and prejudices than to set up a greengrocer's stall.
c.1300, "despite, contempt," from Old French prejudice "prejudice, damage" (13c.), from Medieval Latin prejudicium "injustice," from Latin praeiudicium "prior judgment," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + iudicium "judgment," from iudex (genitive iudicis) "a judge" (see judge (v.)). Meaning "injury, physical harm" is mid-14c., as is legal sense "detriment or damage caused by the violation of a legal right." Meaning "preconceived opinion" (especially but not necessarily unfavorable) is from late 14c. in English.
mid-15c., "to injure or be detrimental to," from prejudice (n.). The meaning "to affect or fill with prejudice" is from c.1600. Related: Prejudiced; prejudicing.
A hostile opinion about some person or class of persons. Prejudice is socially learned and is usually grounded in misconception, misunderstanding, and inflexible generalizations. In particular, African-Americans have been victims of prejudice on a variety of social, economic, and political levels. (See civil rights movement and segregation.)