A Brief Note On Ignorance And Prejudice Are The Handmaidens Of Propaganda

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Linh Thu Nguyen Mrs. Gumina English III 20 March 2015 Social Experiment Essay "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. Racism can, will, and must be defeated" (Annan). This quote reminds us that there is a big problem in our world. Prejudices and discriminations happen repeatedly, most of the time they happen so discreetly that the situation can get out of hand before the problem is even acknowledged. We see this occur most regularly in young teens, probably because that is the age that kids begin to have the urge to rebel, or feel like they can do whatever they want. They want to be able to act like adults and make their own decisions. This causes them to quickly form attitudes and throw tantrums when they are told something that they don 't want to hear, or when they are told to do something they don 't want to do. The other day I was running outside in my neighborhood because it was so nice out, and I saw a group of boys that were approximately 10 years old. They were playing a game of football, and I could tell that they were all having lot of fun and enjoying each other 's company. Shortly after I see one of the boys shoving other boy 's head into the ground. He did it out of anger because he could not catch the ball. The two boys started getting into a fight until their friends broke them up. Some words

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