Discrimination is the act of making unjustified distinctions between human beings based on the groups, classes, or other categories to which they are perceived to belong to. People may be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation, as well as other categories. In social psychology, a stereotype is an over-generalized belief about a particular category of people. It is an expectation that people might have about every person of a particular group. The type of expectation can vary; it can be, for example, an expectation about the group’s personality, preferences, appearance or ability. Usually discrimination could be considered negative but sometimes can be a positive perception like, characteristics, or attributes.
In this podcast, we examine discrimination, stereotyping, and other preconceived perceptions that we have encountered in Taiwan and other countries we have lived in. So cast away your preconceived notions and keep an open mind as we have a real talk about Discrimination and Stereotypes.