In its original use, the word prejudice refers to prejudgement: i.e. making a decision before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case. The word has commonly been used in certain restricted contexts, particularly in the expression 'racial prejudice'. Initially this referred to making a judgement about a person based on their race, before receiving information relevant to the particular issue on which a judgement was being made; it came, however, to be widely used to refer to any hostile attitude towards people based on their race. Subsequently the word has come to be widely so interpreted in this way in contexts other than those relating to race. The meaning now is frequently any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence.Rosnow, Ralph L.; Poultry and Prejudice. Psychology Today, (March, 1972): p. 53.
Forms of Prejudice
John E. Farley classified prejudice into three categories.Farley, pp. 18-19 Cognitive Prejudice refers to what people believe is tr