We read the book “Divided City” written by Theresa Breslin which contained lots of prejudice. We decided to investigate further and we found a lot of facts. Here is some of the information we found.
Prejudice begins when we judge before hearing someone’s story. Prejudice is a form of negative attitude. It can be discrimination of age, gender, disability, national origin, pregnancy, religion, beliefs or race but there are lots more. Targets can be persecuted because they are different. The word prejudice comes from two Latin words – pre (before) and judicium (trial or sentence).
Sadly, there is a lot of prejudice online. Prejudice can become a very powerful force. Targets of prejudice can become depressed or suffer from anxiety and many other mental illnesses. You should speak out if you are a victim of prejudice and tell someone you trust.
Everyone has the same human rights but people are labelled as black and white. Some white people target black people to stop them having the same rights as them. Sometimes communities check black people before entering. People across the world think that prejudice is somehow acceptable.
Here are some quotes about prejudice:
“Don’t just look at the face whether it be black or white we are all the same.” Unknown.
“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of facts? We call it prejudice.” Michael Crichton.
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudice.” William James.
“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.” William Mazlitt.
“Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.” Ben Hecht.
All in all, prejudice is a horrible thing to be a victim of. It is a negative attitude and we, along with many others, think that it should be stopped. We were shocked to find so much prejudice online and it is sad to think that people suffer this. Thank you for reading our blog. We hope it changed your opinion on prejudice so that you realise how bad prejudice really is .
Prejudice & difference by Paul Wignall (Heinemann, 2000)
Quotes abuot prejudice, http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/prejudice