Understanding Prejudice: Its History, Causes, Controversies and Developments In recent decades, the cultural and ethnic landscape in America has begun to change dramatically. According to the 2000 U.S. census, more exactly, 77.1 percent of the population was reported as White non-Hispanic. By 2050, however, the percentage of the White population is expected to decline to just 53 percent (Herring, Keith, & Horton, 2004, p. 336). Unfortunately, as the ethnic and cultural composition of the nation continues to change, few solutions to the growing problem of prejudice have been offered. In an effort to shed light on the subject, the following discussion examines prejudice in terms of its history, causes, controversies, and developments....The end:
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