Ask the students what they associate with the word prejudice. Try to pick out some keywords from the conversation. Here are some keywords that are often used when defining prejudice. Remember that the students may well be familiar with them even though they may be using slightly different words. You could also discuss the different keywords. Do prejudices always have to be negative?
- Generalization – seeing similarities between multiple members of a group
- Inadequate and inflexible perception of “the others”
- Negative perceptions of others