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What is the extent of prejudice How far will it go until the entire world realizes that it is wrong Prejudice continues to infect and destroy the dreams and minds of many people A human being is not born with prejudice Prejudice is taught to children at an early age to make certain that their fathers beliefs continue By the time a child reaches adulthood he or she might have the same hatred of their fathers Prejudice has gone through many extremities In a book called Black Boy a black woman is thrown out of a clothing store beaten and bloody for not paying her tab In the movie American History X a boy is taught at an early age to hate anyone who isnt a white protestant Stereotypes are used today to discriminate against others A restaurant owner with stereotypical views charged a black man a 50 tip without his consent When the owner was confronted by the customer the owner replied saying black men dont tip well Without discrimination putdowns stereotyping and name calling this world would be a better place Instead we have prejudice Prejudice is wicked and evil Prejudice is a spurious occurrence that continues to confine those who deserve more and infects the world with its hatred Prejudice promotes violence and anger towards others who are different Richard Wrights Black Boy writes They got out and half dragged and half kicked the woman into the store White people passed and looked on without expression A white policeman watched from the corner twirling his nightstick but he made no move to help Throughout the early 1900s people tolerated much more hate than they do now The reason the lady in the quote was beaten was because she had not paid her bill What is really distasteful is that people walked by without noticing the woman simply because she was black Even a policeman observed this
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