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Most of us are proud to say that we live in a free country But is this really true Can we call the United States a free country when millions of people face prejudice and discrimination Maynard 23 We are all guilty of prejudice even though we know its wrong sometimes we just cant help it But its a big issue and can be very hurtful most times In A Kind Of Murder by Hugh Pentecost and The Fan Club by Rona Maynard I found many situations involving prejudice Its a horrible thing to judge by what we see and not what we knowNowadays everyone only cares about the designer clothing the designer bags iPhones etc An example of this is shown in The Fan Club The gaudy flowers of Rachel Hortons blouse stood out among the fluffy sweaters and pleated skirts What a lumpish awkward creature Rachel was Did she have to dress like that Maynard 22 Judging people by what they wear is not a very nice thing to do considering you have no idea why they dress like that or their situation at home so unless you do know the situation then you shouldnt hold prejudice against themBut not all prejudice is necessarily bad as shown in a conversation between Pentecost and Mr Warren in A Kind Of Murder Perhaps when the boys get to know me a little better theyll come to realize- He made a helpless little gesture with his bony hands Im sure they will sir I said Im sure of itTheyre not cruel Mr Warren said Its just high spirits I know Pentecost 60Mr Warren is constantly picked on during the night study hour but he doesnt judge them right away and call them cruel because he doesnt know them that well Im sure if some of us were in this situation we would go right ahead and call them cruel rude or disrespectful Another quote from A
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