Prejudice in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee Essay

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Have you ever been a victim to prejudice? I have – it’s like being thrown into a trench of darkness every time, with only the wish to change you for the sake of society. It’s a terrible feeling, coming from Southeastern Asia it’s something my family and I have encountered continually. I believe that prejudice, intolerance, and moral blindness should not be an issue in our world, especially in the year of 2014. We as young Canadian citizens should learn virtues of fairness, charity, and tolerance in order for our next generations to prosper. To begin with, we can all relate to when we thought that our parents were being unfair at times – like those moments when they wouldn’t let us out of the house for some unknown reason. Then we would …show more content…
Have you ever been a victim to prejudice? I have – it’s like being thrown into a trench of darkness every time, with only the wish to change you for the sake of society. It’s a terrible feeling, coming from Southeastern Asia it’s something my family and I have encountered continually. I believe that prejudice, intolerance, and moral blindness should not be an issue in our world, especially in the year of 2014. We as young Canadian citizens should learn virtues of fairness, charity, and tolerance in order for our next generations to prosper. To begin with, we can all relate to when we thought that our parents were being unfair at times – like those moments when they wouldn’t let us out of the house for some unknown reason. Then we would get mad at them. We as young people are completely oblivious to the fact that there other, more severe, factors of unfairness that has been imprinted on the soil that we walk on. Moreover, it wasn’t too long ago when The Jim Crow Laws were still in effect. Between 1876 and 1965 there was the segregation of public schools, washrooms, restaurants, parks, drinking fountains, and many more. “This case is as simple as black and white”, as Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird would say. It wasn’t fair at all, separating races even though they were born like that. In the end we all get die and get buried in the soil. In the end we're all just chalk lines on the concrete. In the end we are all just human.
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