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When a person hears the word prejudice he or she might think it only refers to the racial prejudice often found between those with light skin and those with dark skin However prejudice runs much deeper than a persons skin color Prejudice is found among gender religion cultural and geographical background and race People have discriminated against others based upon these characteristics from the beginning of time Prejudice has become a complex problem in our society today and much of our worlds history is based upon such hatred In the 1600s white men used Africans as slaves and treated them as if they were not human Colored people were not even allowed to use the same drinking fountains as white people until the mid-1900s Hitler and his men killed over five million people because they were Jewish or were not their definition of normal The Ku Klux Klan exists today and openly proclaims its hate towards Jews and colored people Our society is riddled with such hatred based upon peoples beliefs and origins and it seems millions are fighting each other for no appropriate reason at all I do believe that we can greatly reduce the amount of prejudice in our world today yet I do not think that it will ever completely go away Society has apparently come to accept all races religions and genders and supposedly has achieved political correctness yet there will forever be individuals who discriminate based upon these issues These individuals often form large groups that recruit new members to enforce their hate of those with a certain religion or skin color Of course no one can tell these people that they cannot have their own opinions or beliefs for they have the right to hate whoever they like However I believe we need to raise our children to accept all people no matter what god they do or dont believe in or what color skin they may have If
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