“Average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.”—David Steward spotted this quote when he stepped out for lunch + identified it as a likely candidate to be adopted as a jenbee-ism. He is most correct.
Prejudice, I believe, is an ingrained characteristic. There’s nearly always some “type” you tend to internally react against. Rich, poor, fat, skinny, gay, black, Jew, WASP, etc.. I know as many people who don’t like bankers as bankers who don’t like welfare mothers. And while we should all work to fight this feeling and respect everyone, our prejudices - like our likes - are part of what makes us an individual.
The line is when private prejudice crosses into public prejudice. A private prejudice acknowledges that there is something wrong about prejudice. A public prejudice mistakenly assumes it is acceptable. It is not.