There are some pretty archaic, long-held biases and prejudices that remain in place (see Mets, New York).
Owning up to and understanding past prejudices may not make ethnic tensions instantly disappear.
The inspired few were vulnerable to the prejudices of the masses.
These conspiracy entrepreneurs prey on the prejudices of their audience.
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.
Mr. Paine did not admire Mrs. Davis, and was not likely to be influenced by her prejudices.
But it would seem that latterly the privileges of the nation had been diminished, while their prejudices were wantonly shocked.
She had come to believe almost his theory of the future, since it was not repugnant to her prejudices.
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.)