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A person who is prejudiced against Asians because a young Asian man insulted him two years ago is generalizing that one person's actions to an entire group of people, thinking that all Asians are the same as the one who insulted him.
The African-American who despises white people because his or her father was treated poorly by whites are judging all people with white skin to be the same as the people who hurt his or her parents.
I may be prejudiced against people with green skin, but as long as I keep that prejudice to myself it hurts no one but me.
Once I start to talk to my neighbor, though, and try to convince her that all green-skinned people are bad, then I'm causing harm.We must educate ourselves as to the true nature of all people.Individuals do not accurately represent any racial, religious, or cultural group, and we're taking the easy and lazy way out if we allow ourselves to define others by the actions of very few.Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda.Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Kofi Annan What does the color of one's skin tell us that is of any significance about a person? It does not say whether the person is warmhearted or kind, clever or witty, or whether that person is good.At its most basic, prejudice is our willingness to believe bad about others without finding out the truth.And my prejudice against greenskins means that I'm going to close myself off from learning from them, I'm going to deprive myself of what they have to share with me, and I'm going to live in fear of the greenskins becoming stronger than me and doing something horrible to me to pay me back for the way I feel about them.Charlotte Bronte faith - fame - family - fate - fathers - fault-finding fear - feelings - finances - flowers - forgiveness - freedom - friendship - frustration - fun - the future - garden of life - gardening generosity - gentleness - giving - goals - God - goodness - grace - gratitude - greatness - now - oneness - open-mindedness - opportunity - optimism - pain - parenting - passion - the past - patience - peace - perfectionism perseverance - perspective - pessimism - play - poetry - positive thoughts - worship youth - spring - summer - fall - winter - Christmas - Thanksgiving - New Year - America - Zen sayings - articles & excerpts Native American wisdom - The Law of Attraction - obstacles to living life fully - e-zine archives - quotations contents our most recent e-zine - Great Thinkers - the people behind the words We have some inspiring and motivational books that may interest you.Our main way of supporting this site is through the sale of books, either physical copies or digital copies for your Amazon Kindle (including the online reader).For the most part, we tend to think of prejudice in terms of race, culture, or religion, but the word has much deeper significance than just the dislike of people with different skin colors or religious practices than us.The term itself refers to a "pre-judgment," or judging a person or culture or object before one knows anything about it on an individual level.