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    Difference in meaning of words

    Could some member/s tell me the difference between 'prejudice' and 'discriminate'?

    1. They seem to be the same in meaning to me.
    2. Is the question mark needed or optional?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Difference in meaning of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Prejudice is to make a decision before knowing all of the facts. Pre = before.

    Prejudice - I don't like green people (I don't know any green people but I don't like them anyway)
    Discriminate - I only like the best foods so I will only eat fresh oranges. I discriminate on the type of oranges I eat. I will not serve green people even if they have been waiting in line for hours.
    Hello teacher,

    I am reading your answer but I'm a bit puzzle about "green people", what do you mean by green people, maybe an example with black or yellow skin person is better to show the meaning of the word 'Prejudice' whatever your explanation is very clear.

    Have a nice day (not a teacher, just a French learner).

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