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    • Teresa-Maria (Tess)
    • 19.12.07 | 16:56 (IST)

    When people make all encompassing statements about a group of people that can be defined by their race, religion, gender, or ethnicity, that person is engaging in a form of discrimination and stereotyping that is generally indicative of an underlying racist or ethnocentric attitude. Especially if they exclude information that runs counter to their initial racist premise and only include information that ferments the original attitude. Ethnocentrism the feeling that one's group has a mode of living, values, and patterns of adaptation that are superior to those of other groups. It is coupled with a generalized contempt for members of other groups. Ethnocentrism may manifest itself in attitudes of superiority or sometimes hostility. Violence, discrimination, proselytizing, and verbal aggressiveness are other means whereby ethnocentrism may be expressed.

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