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Bias or prejudice–which are you?

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Bias or prejudice—a fine line

The English language is full of subtle differences in words. One has to be careful when speaking and writing to use the right one.

 Bias and prejudice are two words that fall into this category. 

Bias (with a root meaning at an angle) means a preference or inclination.  This is especially true if it is one that inhibits impartial judgment.                                                                                          

Bias usually takes the form of partiality or favoritism.  One can be bias toward a perspective, ideology or perspective.   

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