Why do people still perpetuate prejudices against someones skin color, orientation, sex, origins, accents, age, etc?
When I think of prejudices I think of comedy shows. I laugh at the fact that it is so ridiculous, but not how true it is. I sometimes find it laughable how there is still an over abundance of people who still take their prejudices that target a group of people so seriously. I find it appalling that in the so called "United States" that prejudice is still so prevalent. I personally live in a large city, so I see and hear many things, but it shocks me that it can get worst if I were to travel to more rural cities. I ask myself, didn't these people learn about the strife that Martin Luther King Jr with the Black rights movement, Harvey Milk with gay rights, Susan B. Anthony and women suffrage, and other people and events in history like the Japanese Internment Camps?
Shouldn't we have nipped this human rights issue in the bud awhile ago? Sure, I am aware that other parts of the world may be a bit different, but looking in a localized sense, prejudice still exists and it seems still somewhat prevalent in the US. Why do people still perpetuate these prejudices/stereotypes? Does it root from history, human nature, politics, comedians, or from day to day interactions between people like me and you?
Let's dig into this issue and possibly figure out some way to lessen prejudices/stereotypes within our immediate environment. Think globally and act locally.
Closing Statement from Derek Young
Thanks for all the participants! There is still a lot that may have been left out or not discussed, and I hope to have a chance to exam these aspects again in the near future, but a lot of thought has been generated.
I hope that passers-by will be able to gain something from this conversation.
Enjoy Life, Peace, and Love. Good Day to You.