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Distinguish among bias, prejudice, discrimination and bigotry as they relate to the issues of racial and ethnic controversies in our society.What possible solutions might social scientists suggest as a remedy for the problems related to these issues........

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  1. That is a very interesting and complex question. After you have done the reading and analysis, we will be more than happy to look at what you have written and make suggestions or corrections. We do not do your thinking for you.

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  2. We all have biases, because our backgrounds (frames of reference) differ. This cannot be avoided, but it can be minimized.

    Prejudice is continuing our biases, even when we have evidence to the contrary. "Don't confuse me with the facts."

    Discrimination means that we can tell the differences between two or more objects, which is shown by our different responses to them. This can be as innocent as discriminating between these terms, or it can involve restricting rights of the members of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, age sexual orientation groups, or anyone who is different from us.

    Bigotry is the expression of one's prejudices and intolerance.

    For reducing prejudices, here are some articles:

    http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/PrejudiceCauseSolution.html
    http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/PrejudiceReduce.html
    http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/PrejudiceUsThem.html

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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