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Julie Corey

Hi Kayla, You are right to want to understand prejuidice and try to stop it. You are also right when you say that all of us are prejudice about something. Prejuidice in the extreme, however, can cause violence and hate crimes. Prejudice is contagious. When people are afraid or have actually been hurt, it may be a natural response to want to hurt back. But hurting one another only escalates the hatred and violence - and the differences don't go away. We live in a world of differences - different races, religions, cultures, and abilities. The differences can seem strange and overwhelming, even frightening. In an effort to cope, we may all find ourselves wanting just to stay with. "our own kind," avoiding people who aren't like us, sometimes resorting to hurtful words and actions ourselves to manage our fears. Prejudice is only one way of dealing with differences. Instead, we can learn to respect differences, to see them as a source of strength in our lives and society, even celebrate them. In place of prejudice, we can teach acceptance and understanding. Meeting this challenge requires both preparation and practice. In order to combat prejudice we must: explore prejudice and bigotry, improve critical thinking skills, examine diverse viewpoints and take leadership roles. You are certainly trying to do all of these things! I will help you explore this subject more next time we write. Julie


I am so blown away on how much you post.I am so happy that you help me.I totally agree with you.I believ that we should all ask ourselves "is your mouth saved?"

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