Prejudice

We live in a prejudiced society and there is no denying it. It is built into our language, handed down from our ancestors and pervasive in advertising. There are few things that should be taken care of so that we will not be guilty of discriminating against stereotypes.

First the language should be taken care of; any stereotypical remarks should be cut out. Learning and spreading awareness as much as possible to reject harmful myths and stereotypes is necessary. It should be discussed with our family about the impact of prejudicial attitudes and behavior. Any joke or slur that targets people or groups should be condemned. Remember silence gives consent so it’s not enough to refuse to laugh.

We should judge people by their character, not their age, class, religion, race, sexuality or nationality. The more we recognize how much we share in common, than how much we are different, the more easier it would be to overcome the prejudice and discrimnation.


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