Discrimination : Nature Or Nurture

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Discrimination: Nature or Nurture
Felicia Turner
Misericordia University

Abstract Unfortunately discrimination is a part of every day life all around the world. The book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas proves that discrimination is not an innate behavior; rather it is a learned behavior. This means that when a child is born, he or she does not automatically discriminate against someone that is different from them. Children that are first born learning to walk and talk think everyone and everything else are equal. The term discrimination is a behavior that is acquired elsewhere after birth. To help put a stop to discrimination people need to research and receive more knowledge to prevent this from happening any longer. There are many different questions that come to mind while reading this book. These questions can range anywhere from how to stop discrimination to why did Hitler do the things he did. Even though all of these questions come to mind, only a few have the ability of being answered. The reason these questions cannot be answered is because there is no way of knowing why people do the things they do, because there is no technology advanced enough to read minds.

The book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is mainly about a young boy, with the name of Bruno. He was living in the duration of Nazi in Germany. Due to the fact he was quite young neither his parents nor the housekeepers would inform him on where they were relocating to or why
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