5 Degrees Of Prejudice

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NOTICE: I had this posted on my old Google/Blogspot blog until Google unceremoniously deleted my blog. GoogleYouSuck! 😦
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5 degrees of prejudice:
1. Antilocution. Most people who have prejudices talk about them. but many people never go beyond this mild degree of antipathetic action.

2. Avoidance. If the prejudice is more intense, it leads the individual to avoid members of the disliked group, even perhaps at the cost of considerable inconvenience. In this case, the bearer of prejudice does not directly inflict harm upon the group he dislikes. He takes the burden of accommodation and withdrawal entirely upon himself.

3. Discrimination. Here the prejudices person makes detrimental distinctions of an active sort. He undertakes to exclude all members of the group in question from certain types of employment, from residential housing, political rights, educational or recreational opportunities, churches, hospitals, or from some other social privileges.

4. Physical attack. Under conditions of heightened emotion prejudice may lead to acts of violence or semi-violence. An unwanted ethnic family may be forcible ejected from a neighborhood, or so severely threatened that it leaves in fear.

5. Extermination. Lynchings, pogroms, massacres, and Hitler’s final solution of genocide mark the ultimate degree of violent expression of prejudice.

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Source: The Nature of Prejudice (c)1979 by Gordon W. Allport
ISBN: 0-201-00179-9

Nice Try Scammer

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Tis’ the season of e-mail scammers and phishers paradise! These people are relentless! 😦 [E-mail below as written.]
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“Dear Paypal user,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the Paypal system.We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your Paypal account.

Reference Number: GD:58848:79046

Please Login to your account to restore your account.

This is last notice to remind you to restore your account, until you restore your account your account will remain limited.

We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

<-_Click Here To Login To Your Account._->

Sincerely,

Account Department of Paypal

Paypal Email ID: 47566:55478”
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It’s good thing I don’t have a PayPal account but scammers wouldn’t know that now would they?

Will Power

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As you can tell I haven’t made blog post recently. Writers block! What I need is some “will power” to overcome it. Positive thinking; it’s what we all could use. We don’t need stinking self-help books!