Ethnocentrism

“The tendency to refer exclusively to one’s own cultural values and practices, even if engaged with others who may not share those values. Likewise, the tendency to describe and judge the systems of value and dominant practices of other cultures from the standpoint of one’s own. Such an attitude has connections with the stereotyping of others and can be a feature of racism and prejudice” (Edgar and Sedgwick 115).

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