Prejudice is often based on stereotypes - ideas that a lot of people have about a group of people that don’t tell the whole story and might be wrong or even hurtful. It can cause people to view different groups as less valuable than others.
Every person has unique talents and skills to offer. We all have our own experiences, too. There are a lot of ways that people can be different from you:
We all benefit from having people around us with different beliefs, skills, and experience. However, the differences between us can cause hatred and prejudice.
This kind of bullying can make you feel lonely and sad. You might want to avoid the situations altogether, but that won’t make it go away. It could even make you feel worse. Here are some things you can do to help stop the prejudice and abuse: