The Controversial Issue Of Prejudice. My Own Views, Hopefully Some People Will Agree. It Has Some Great Points On How I Feel About The Way People Act. It Also Has Some Personal Stories In It

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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 skin color. Prejudice is found among gender, religion, cultural and geographical background, and race. People have discriminated against others based upon these characteristics 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's. 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 proclaims its hate 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 appropriate reason at all.I do believe that we can greatly reduce the amount of prejudice in our world today, yet I do not think that it will ever completely go away. Society has apparently come to accept all races, religions, and genders, and supposedly has achieved "political correctness," yet there will forever be individuals who discriminate based upon these issues. These individuals often form large groups that recruit new members to enforce their hate of those with a certain religion or skin color. Of course, no one can tell these people that they cannot have their own opinions or beliefs, for they have the right to hate whoever they like. However, I believe we need to raise our children to accept all people, no matter what god they do or don't believe in or what color skin they may have. If children are raised around people who are not the same as they are, then they will most likely not think anything different of people who do not look the same as them or believe what they believe. If we raise our children to believe all people are equal from the start, then prejudice will slowly die out over time.As the human race, we need to focus on not judging people before we know them for who they are. Today, there are so many different people in this world that stereotypes are...

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