Ah, bigotry, the actions of a bigot. Hating someone because their skin is darker than a paper bag or lighter than a snowflake or that their voice is higher or lower than most peoples' or because they pronounce things differently or don't speak the same language. Hating someone just because they're from somewhere else and have slightly different genetics or views or hobbies. sigh

A common misconception is that bigotry is the use of specific words like faggot or nigger, but in reality it is any word that is used to demeen a group of people. The most common bigotry that I see tody is that agains homosexuals where the word "gay" is used as a synonym for stupid. "That book is stupid," has been replaced with, "That book is gay." There is no better way to show your ignorance.

Big"ot*ry (?), n. [Cf. F. bigoterie.]


The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with narrow-minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them.


The practice or tenets of a bigot.


© Webster 1913.

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