Paper1 10-31-07 - Prejudice Thoughts are the Root of Our Problems Our world today has come a long way even in the past fifteen years I remember growing

Paper1 10-31-07 - Prejudice Thoughts are the Root of Our...

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Prejudice Thoughts are the Root of Our Problems
Our world today has come a long way, even in the past fifteen years. I remember growing up and going to church and there were only Caucasian people in the segregation. If I ever saw someone of color at church I would automatically think that they were visiting from another church, or they weren’t as good as me. It wasn’t that I was born with these racist thoughts, but I was brought up to think less of someone who isn’t like me. As I have grown older I have formed my own opinions of people, and thankfully it is for the better. I am not prejudice like I once was when I was younger. I do not judge those around because they have less money than me or because they are a different skin color than me. Everyone is equal in my eyes and I hope that some day everyone can think this way. To think even one hundred and fifty years ago slavery was stronger than ever in the United States, no one in that time period would have ever guessed that we would be as far long today as we are. Although most people have prejudice thoughts and make racist comments once in a while it is a lot better than having African Americans be our slaves, or hating against another race because they are different. But when in airports, the majority of people being searched even after clearing the metal detectors are those who look different, or those who have turbans on their head or look as though they are from middle eastern descent, it is clear that our country has not come far enough. We must clear those initial prejudice thoughts. Airport security should stop focusing on those wearing turbans around their head or those of different color. I feel that it is a lousy excuse to hide their prejudice or racist thoughts, and if someone were to accuse them of being prejudice they could just reply that they are just doing their job. The definition of prejudice is: an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. Throughout this assignment it will be clear as to why prejudice

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