“I’m not prejudiced, but …”
How often have we heard someone begin with those words and finish with a derogatory generalization? Or, worse, when was the last time we led off with: “I’m not prejudiced, but…”
None of us wants to be prejudiced, because it says something bad about our integrity, that we could hold mean-spirited beliefs about whole groups of people. We don’t want to be prejudiced because history overflows with suffering caused by fears and misperceptions of others. But we’re all human, which puts us at risk of becoming developing prejudices without knowing this is occurring.
Opponents of …