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What's the Difference Between Prejudice and Racism?

A close-up of a civil rights protest button being worn by a female demonstrator at the March on Washington, Washington, DC, August 28, 1963.

What would you say if someone asked you what the difference is between prejudice and racism? Find out how a sociologist responds to this question at the link.

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