When a person hears the word prejudice, they 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 person's color. Prejudice is found between gender, religion, cultural and geographical background, and race.
People have discriminated against others based upon these attributes from the beginning of time. Prejudice has become a complex problem in our society today and much of our world's history is based upon such hatred. In the 1600's, white men used Africans as slaves and treated them as if they were not human. "Black" people were not even allowed to used the same drinking fountains as white people until the mid-1900's.
Hitler and his men killed over five million people because they were Jewish or were not his definition of "normal." The Ku Klux Klan exists today and openly
professes its hatred towards Jews and different colored people.
Our society is abused with such hatred based upon peoples' beliefs and origins and it seems millions are
fighting each other for no relevant 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 seemingly
come to except 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 accept new members to enforce their hatred of those with a certain religion or skin tone. Obviously, no one can tell these people that they cannot have their own opinions or beliefs, for they have the right to hate whomever they like.
However, I believe we need to raise our children...