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The group works to eliminate racial prejudice.
  to have unreasonable belief — especially when unfair to members of a race, religion, or other group

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to have (or create in others) an unreasonable belief that prevents objective (unbiased) consideration of an issue or situation
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  • The group works to eliminate racial prejudice.
  • If you don’t overcome your prejudice, you will harm yourself and others.
  • Seeing the defendant wear prison clothes may prejudice the jury against the defendant.
  • This institution will not tolerate racial prejudice.

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  • Not that he was prejudiced or anything, but he just wanted to know.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Of course, I knew God was white too, but no one could have made me believe he was prejudiced.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I don’t think I was prejudiced or anything — I just didn’t think much about black people.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • ...they would come here and bring their prejudiced attitude with them.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • And in the midst of it, the picture of the prejudice and bigotry from which I had just come flashed into my mind,
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • I have also found that few things, if any, are capable of making one so blind and narrow as race prejudice.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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  • "You going to be all right? You’re not prejudiced, are you?"

    I shook my head as my mouth hung open. ... I had never had black foster parents before.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • But once Celibidache and the rest of the committee saw her in the flesh, all those long-held prejudices began to compete with the winning first impression they had of her performance.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • And no matter where you run into it, prejudice obscures the truth.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • He has a prejudice against the English middle class.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • But maybe I’m being a bit prejudiced.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • "...his impressions were highly prejudiced in favor of the blacks and against the Spanish slave owners."
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • It was one of those rare smiles ... [that] concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of  you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • O’Hanlon’s not prejudiced, Jean Louise.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Even among Unwinds there’s prejudice and pecking orders.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Terminate with extreme prejudice.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Then again, similar prejudices were among the reasons peculiars had withdrawn from society.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • In their broken state, they were judged and condemned by people whose commitment to fairness had been broken by cynicism, hopelessness, and prejudice.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I was much relieved to see he was no longer interested in me, for it would have been a tragedy if my accidental intrusion had unduly disturbed these wolves, thereby prejudicing what promised to be a unique opportunity to study the beasts I had come so far to find.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Ben taught me Heart of Stone, a mental exercise that let you set aside your emotions and prejudices and let you think clearly about whatever you wished.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I raise it for you and you alone, and you will heed it without hesitance or prejudice.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I’m guessing that if there’s one thing that might pique an angel’s prejudice, it’s someone who looks like he should be surrounded by hellfire.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "It’s prejudice not to let androids attend."
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Chiron said the word assist as if it meant slap upside the head with extreme prejudice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "I’m sure the princess has her reasons," Dorian said warily, disgusted by his mother’s unspoken prejudice.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • When I asked about prejudice I was told, "Sure there was prejudice, horrible prejudice, but that’s how things were then."
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • We want to understand what prejudice, intolerance, and hatred did to young Jewish children.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • Now I discovered that there was inequality and prejudice in this country that I had already come to love.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Unless they had some concrete proof of how Angel got the bruise, the photo could unfairly prejudice a jury.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • After the news the four of us argued until the late hours of night, exposing half-hidden prejudices.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I had said to Mahesh, lightly, simplifying matters for the benefit of a prejudiced man: "Ferdinand’s an African."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Nonetheless, such is the enduring power of prejudice and preconception that I idly foresaw an abode—as I say—of dim, even funereal oppressiveness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The old man appeared to have forgotten his prejudice against drinking a full litre.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • And each group, she learned, had its own prejudices toward others.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • You just dislike Katie and you let your own prejudice
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • To resist against the wrong hostile feeling, prejudice, and lack of knowledge was not very easy for the lower rank soldier like me.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "State will not prejudice the witness against counsel for the defense," murmured Judge Taylor primly, "at least not at this time."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He had not raised any point of law, as this was apt to prejudice the jury.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • You reason well, and your wit is bold, but you are too prejudiced.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Racial prejudice is a terrible thing, Yossarian.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Sometimes they give an advantage for profiting by a situation;—but they also bring consequences along with them, in that they arouse prejudices which have to be overcome.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The practices of intra-family relations lay the foundation for the public manifestation of color prejudice.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • What is important are the rights of man, emancipation from prejudices, and equality of citizenship, and all these ideas Napoleon has retained in full force.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Your honor, forgive an eccentric old knight his foolish prejudice for the British court system.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • That’s what let me know I had some prejudice buried inside me.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • The people, in the case of which we speak, could justify its prejudice against Roger Chillingworth by no fact or argument worthy of serious refutation.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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