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Old 07-29-2001, 09:38 AM   #1
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help, bias

can someone tell me the meaning of the word bias, and how it can relate to someone of a certain religin, someone disabled and race.
hope you can help its for a college project.

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Old 07-30-2001, 01:17 AM   #2
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"Biased" means "partial to". If you are biased against people of a certain race/religion/etc., it means you are prejudiced against them.

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Old 07-30-2001, 06:41 AM   #3
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so is it just the same as prejudiced ?

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Old 07-30-2001, 10:17 AM   #4
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Not quite. A prejudice is an irrational hatred and is always negative. A bias is deliberate and based on a more rational preference.
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Old 07-30-2001, 12:25 PM   #5
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yer see for my assignment i need a definition of it, and thats what im stuck on.

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Old 07-31-2001, 03:47 AM   #6
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Bias=Partiality.

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Old 07-31-2001, 05:15 AM   #7
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it doesnt just refer to race and prejudice however.

you can be biased about anything.

Many say that they can not comment objectionably on certain topics because they are biased towards them.

For example, many people who critisize U2 would say that fans such as ourselves would not be able to be critical about U2 because we are biased.

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Old 07-31-2001, 05:39 AM   #8
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Do you not have a dictionary?? http://www.britannica.com/dictionary http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary.html?link=tmpltop
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thanks for that it helped alot

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