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  • People Need
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    Many people would argue that hate crime epidemic in the United States even exists. Some would consider it to be of epidemic proportions. Those that oppose crimes of hate also oppose other prejudices. Hate crime is criminal behavior that is motivated by racial, religious, ethnic, gender, sexual preference, or any other type of prejudice. 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 dar...
  • Problem With Prejudice And Discrimination
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    Gray Race A lot of people today are prejudice. Most think of this as being racist. In addition, it's making decisions on the basis of age, gender, or other features not facts. People who are prejudice can lower others self-esteem, cause discrimination, and it can lead to violence. Prejudice lowers self esteem and hurts people mentally. Can you imagine being handicapped or having a disability Now try to imagine applying for a job or being treated the same as someone with a disability. We have com...
  • Prejudice In A Small Town
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    To Kill A Mockingbird: The Theme of Prejudice The theme of prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird is much more than just a case of black and white. The entire novel is about prejudice in it's many forms, the most prominent case of prejudice is the racism and hate between the blacks and whites. The whole town of Maycomb is based on stereotypes of it's inhabitants, that are passed down from generation to generation. Rumors run rapid and very little truth is usually in them. "So Jem received most of hi...
  • Their Roots In Religious Prejudice
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    Prejudice is an irremovable aspect of human life that can be caused by almost any kind of experience because it is spawned by the very freedom of taught that mankind covets above all else. Prejudice is spawned by the things we are taught, the learning experiences we have, and the choices we make. Prejudice is also spawned by such things as the races we are born into, and among many other reasons, our religious affiliation. Take for instance a small child growing up in a supremacist household of ...
  • Spread Of Prejudice In Today's Society
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    An Excuse for Hate There are many people in this world today who feel that prejudice is a regular part of life that must be dealt with along with getting up for work, and taking out the garbage. However, what people do not realize is that prejudice is on the rise in our society, and has been for centuries. There are numerous reasons that people choose to have prejudices against others. Many people don't want to rock the boat, so they just look the other way, and pretend that nothing is going on....
  • Case Of Prejudice
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    Prejudice Prejudice is an unjustified negative attitude toward a group, a category of people, or a cultural practice. Prejudice against a group carries a strong emotional discomfort with, dislikes of outright hatred of its members. Often it is based on a negative stereotype that resist rational argument. Many prejudices are passed along from parents to children, in messages that say " We don't associate with those kind of people", sometimes without either generation having ever met the object of...
  • Deep Racial Prejudice In Their Town
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    To Kill A Mockingbird has several themes included in this classic novel. The theme of a book is defined by the dominating ideas in a literary work. It is an abstract concept that is made solid through the author's use of action, images, and characters. The main theme in this work is the reality of prejudice. Class, sex, and race are some of the prejudices present in the town of Maycomb. Prejudice concerning one's class in society is dominant in the town of Maycomb. Class structure in this novel ...
  • Black People Of Maycomb
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    In the world people are always preconceived based on who they are or what they look like. Even thought it isn't as big of a problem in some areas as in others, we need to fight it. If we don't then it will continue to get more serious and at times lead to death. In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Alexandra tells her niece that she can't play with a schoolmate simply because of his class". 'You can scrub Walter Cunningham till he shines, you can put him in shoes and a new suit, but he " ll ne...
  • Shooting An Elephant Prejudice And Peer Pressure
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    "Shooting an Elephant" I was not comfortable with many aspects of this story. The prejudice throughout the book was unimaginable, I find I am uncomfortable with any kind of bigotry. Reading of the Burmese people and their disrespect toward someone who was there to "protect and serve", was difficult. I suppose I am na " ive, I try to hold on to the belief that people of God are inherently good. I know there are bad apples in all walks of life, bad people are everywhere so holding on to this optim...
  • People Form Prejudices
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    In our textbook, prejudice is defined as: " a form of thinking whereby an individual forms an unfavorable attitude directed towards groups of people, based on insufficient or incorrect evidence about these groups". Prejudice has been a part of society for as long as society has been. There are many different theories on the reasons for why people form prejudices. The theory of social categorization states that it is human nature to put people into categories based on certain characteristics. Whi...
  • Black People Toward The White Trash
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    Prejudice Everywhere Wherever one goes, prejudice is most likely to tag along. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, one of the most apparent themes is that of prejudice. Throughout the book, the main characters, Scout and Jem, experience the effects of prejudice in their society through multiple scenarios. In turn prejudice is viewed in its paramount form: racism. From various examples of prejudice in the book, it seems true that prejudice is everywhere. In society, a few people who...
  • Prejudice People
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    PrejudiceByPrejudice people have been around forever. Prejudice goes on everywhere including here at Box Elder Middle School. It is sad people can't have mutual respect for each other even though we are all different in our own ways. Prejudice can be caused because of various reasons. Religion, ethnic race and social status are examples of causes of prejudice. Sometimes prejudice is caused by how we are raised. Many times parents pass on prejudice beliefs to their children. A lot people raised i...
  • Prejudice Towards Other People
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    In the book How to kill the Mockingbird, prejudice feelings play an important role in the main character's life. These same feelings play a big role in real life also. In the story, as in real life, many people are hurt by the prejudice feelings. The main character, Scout, has to deal with these issues throughout the book. However, they also teach Scout a valuable lesson. This same scenario is evident in real life. Many people are prejudice towards other people, because of race, gender, or socia...
  • People Prejudice Minorities
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    Kismartoni Sociology May 27, 1998 Racism and Prejudice Background People of the world are part of different races, which share different biologically transmitted traits that members of society deem socially significant. Nineteenth-century biologist labeled people with relatively light skin and fine hair as Caucasians; they called those with darker skin and coarser, curlier hair Negroid; and people with yellow or brown skin and distinctive folds on the eyelids were termed Mongoloid. Sociologist c...
  • Racial Prejudice
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    Short stories like Desirees Baby and "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" portray the racial prejudice of olden days. In Desirees Baby, the racial prejudice shown to Desiree is by her own husband, who is supposedly madly in love with her and their baby. At the faintest chance that his wife is of mixed race, Armand sends her and the baby away never to be seen by him again, only to find out that he himself is of mixed race. In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, the prejudice...
  • Prevent Prejudice From Growing In My Community
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    "What can I do to Prevent Prejudice from Growing in my Community?" There are prejudice people in almost every community. Prejudice ness doesn't have to deal with just races; it can differ in a variety of reasons. We cannot stop all prejudice nesses in every community, however there are ways in which we can prevent it from growing. My definition for prejudice is discriminating against others who you feel are inferior to yourself. Majorities of prejudice people in America are against races differe...
  • Example Of Social Prejudice
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    Prejudice, the act of judging someone based on outward appearance or social standing. In the 1960's Harper Lee wrote a book called To Kill a Mockingbird, about prejudice and how hard the times were. In To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many examples of prejudice showing how morally wrong it was. There are several examples of prejudice in the book: Tom Robinson because he is African American, Boo Radley because of his standing in their society, and the Cunningham Family because of how poor they we...
  • Mr Cunningham Prejudice Against Tom
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    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD In To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee suggests that prejudice is wrong. Prejudice is a word that we use to describe people who put other people in a class simply because those people are different from them or the majority. Prejudice is wrong because it separates people. It is wrong because it creates hatred and because it can hurt all people, whether that hurt is physically or mentally. If a person is pre-judging another person, they do not stop to weigh if the person they a...
  • People Like The Child And Archie Bunker
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    A prejudice child, is a child of ignorance; a child that has been raised to believe what their parents believe. Prejudice is everywhere. People who have prejudices are raised to believe that they are normal and acceptable, and anyone that is different from them is not. Prejudice does not only apply to color. It can apply to background, sex, sexual preference, or nationality. Although people who have prejudices may think otherwise, not knowing that the definition of prejudice is a preconceived op...
  • Effect Of Prejudice In The Chrysalids
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    Prejudice was once described by Senator George Aiken when he said, "If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and colour we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon". This quotation could not be more correct. People around the world will have prejudiced views even if there is not anything to discriminate against. This quotation also shows the ignorance and the stupidity that people demonstrate towards variety and diversity. When there are people ...

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