Jose John May 9, 2016 No Comments
PREJUDICE: A PERSONAL ESSAY When a person hears the word prejudice, he or she might think it only refers to the racial prejudice often found between those with light skin and those with dark skin. However, preju­dice runs much deeper than a person’s color. Prejudice is found between gender, religion, cultural and geographical back­ground, and race. People have discriminated against others based upon these attributes from the beginning of time. Prejudice has become a complex problem in our society today and much of our world’s history is based upon such hatred. In the 1600’s, white men used Africans as slaves and treated them as if they were not human. “Colored” people were not even allowed to use the same drinking fountains as white people until the mid-1900. Hitler and his men killed over five mil­lion people because they were Jewish or were not their defi­nition of “normal.” The Ku Klux Klan exists today and openly professes its hatred towards Jews and colored people. Our society is riddled with such hatred based upon peoples’ be­liefs and origins and it seems millions are fighting each other for no relevant reason at all. I do believe that we can greatly reduce the amount of prejudice in our world today, yet I do...
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