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Prejudice stems from many things It can come from any person at any time Sometimes it is a part of a person when they are born A whole town state or country could show prejudice towards others Prejudice in many cases ends in violence Hitler showed an extreme example when he killed all of the Jews He though that they were all inferior and the Germans were the superior race Hitler did not think all of his decisions all the way through Prejudice is caused by the lack of knowledge of others The book 12 Angry Men showed a lot of prejudice from the jurors During the case most of the jurors based their first decision on a stereotype They looked at the defendants past history of crime and just assumed that he was guilty Only one juror at the beginning had the courage to stand up to all the others with his beliefs As time passed he got others to follow him as they looked over all the evidence The Defendant could have been put in jail or even killed for a crime that he didnt commit This prejudice could have ended in a terrible mistake and could have taken this mans life or at least a good portion of itIn To Kill a Mockingbird the prejudice came from a whole community The white portion of the town thought that just because Tom Robinson was black he must be guilty The black community was right when they said Tom was not guilty During the case all of the evidence pointed away from Tom and towards Mr Ewell Atticus is mocked more than anyone else in town because he didnt have to defend Tom He made the decision to do it because that is what he thought was right Even though Atticus showed evidence that would have made it easy to convict Mr Ewell Tom was convicted of rape In
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