Why's racism/sexism/prejudice still so prevalent?

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DouglasAdams
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We have no legislation that prejudices in the UK anymore, and we are widely judged as quite an advanced nation in terms of tolerance.

Yet the news constantly features examples of racist/sexist/prejudice individuals. I too seem to bump into many the street. Why are these opinions still so widespread and prevalent?

Notable examples of targets:
Racism - Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Eastern Europeans etc.
Sexism - Women remain the main target, obviously.
Prejudice - Muslims, Jews (I know some say they're a race), Gays etc.
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Three things.

Ignorance.
Greed.
Religion.
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(Original post by Xenorebrem)
Three things.

Ignorance.
Greed.
Religion.
With regards to religion, I know many religious Catholics, Jews and Sikhs who don't harbour any prejudice.
(FYI this isn't to say Muslims do harbour prejudice, but just I can't comment seeing as I personally don't know many Muslims)
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People are people. There will always be injustice and bad things in the world because people are imperfect.
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