Bigotry refers to discriminatory actions that are taken by individuals or groups against other individuals or groups. This can take the form of restriction of housing, employment, and rights and privileges all the way to institutionalized use of violence and cruelty. Even in the recent past bigotry in the U.S. has taken the form of discrimination in housing and education, lynchings of black men for minor offenses (or for no reason at all), apparent different law enforcement standards for minorities, and many other societal factors that exhibit prejudicial and discriminatory qualities. Exposure to different types of people and different walks of life can help quell societal bigotry.

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