January 6, 2010

Words that define you

So, in continuing with the post from yesterday, I thought it would be beneficial to me, (and of course I need to share with you!) if I looked up the definition of the words used in the last post.
Bigot:
–noun
a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
Racist:
–noun
1.
a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2.
a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3.
hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Prejudice:
–noun
1.
an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
2.
any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
3.
unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, esp. of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
4.
such attitudes considered collectively: The war against prejudice is never-ending.
5.
damage or injury; detriment: a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.
Three words that most people would associate together, however it appears to me that the definitions are not the same. Now, what am I? Food for thought......

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Prejudice - in this particular situation :)