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    It's a prejudice - a swear word?

    Is it true that the expression "It's a prejudice" is almost like a swear word in America?
    I heard it from someone, but I don't think it's true. I think it's just saying some notion is based on a stereotype thinking.

    ex)A: I heard your country's girls like plastic surgery so much
    B: It's a prejudice! That's not true.
    A : (talking to himself) (What? prejudice? I feel humiliated!)

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    Re: It's a prejudice - a swear word?

    *not a teacher

    Prejudice is not a swear word in the United States.

    Your friend might have been confused with racist, which means you are prejudiced against someone because of their race. That is generally considered a bad thing in the US.

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