What is prejudice?
When I hear the word prejudice, I think of people letting people of there kind do things that another race, religion, or group is not allowed to do. For example, sometimes in the 19th century, people would not let black people vote because they were different than white people. I hated how white people thought that black people were horrible just because of the difference in skin color. They would never talk to black people, so they would never know that they were really nice people.
I also think of discrimination. People treat other people differently because they look or believe differently than them. Like not letting women work in Afghanistan because the men believe that their only purpose on earth is to work inside and have kids. I think the men there should actually talk to their wives instead of just dragging them around like a dog on a leash. The women there must feel ashamed because the men treat them with such disrespect.
I think that prejudice is awful because just because people look different doesn’t mean that you should treat them with disrespect. I am so glad that we don’t use prejudice against black people anymore (well, at least in my area).
I looked up the definition, and this is what came up:
1 preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience : English prejudice against foreigners | anti-Jewish prejudices. See note at bias .
• dislike, hostility, or unjust behavior formed on such a basis : accusations of racial prejudice.
2 chiefly Law harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgment : prejudice resulting from delay in the institution of the proceedings.
verb [ trans. ]
1 give rise to prejudice in (someone); make biased : the statement might prejudice the jury.
2 chiefly Law cause harm to (a state of affairs) : delay is likely to prejudice the child's welfare.