We are burdened with prejudice - against the poor or the rich, the smart or the slow, the gaunt or the obese. It is natural to develop prejudices. It is NOBLE to rise above them. (Unknown author)
In the end, antiblack, antifemale, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing – antihumanism. (Shirley Chrisholm)
Prejudice and discrimination are probably two of the biggest problems in our society. Most people would agree that we need to change this, but, in fact, we don’t put this knowledge into practice. As we can see in the streets, prejudice is not decreasing!
First of all, we should admit that prejudice and discrimination are destroying our world. It is also true that we tend to discriminate against the ones that are different just because they are not like us.
Furthermore, studies have shown that people tend to imitate their friends when they discriminate against different people. It is important to have in mind that the fact that our friends do it is not an excuse for discrimination. We should be able to rise above prejudice and defend the ones that are victims of anti-humanism.
To sum up, in my opinion, we should accept the differences because they help us evolve and become a beautiful mosaic.
Tiago Sousa, 11º B