by Amanda V.
There are many different
ways that people can prevent prejudice. A way that myself
and others my age can prevent prejudice is to learn more
about other's cultures. Then, share the knowledge about
what we learned. Ignorance is a defining factor of
discrimination. I feel that by learning other people's
cultures and traditions it would help us understand
differences between races.
Because racism is a growing
problem among teens, we can start a preventive program at
the elementary school level. Before we reach our teenage
years, we can learn how to deal with prejudice in a
positive way. For sixth graders, we as a class could
share the knowledge of our classmates and their cultures.
We could divide the class into small groups of four to
five students. Each group would research an ethnicity
that is not in those students' ethnic background. They
would give a presentation that would include the
traditions and beliefs of their selected culture. They
would also prepare a traditional dish and make a poster
board which will include pictures or sketches of
traditional clothes and houses.
I feel that by
each group researching their chosen culture and
presenting it to the class, we could learn
through our research and the other groups'
presentations. The knowledge we gain from this
project will help us understand other people's
cultures and traditions. By gaining this
knowledge, we may become more understanding in
racially motivated situations. If we understand
how they would react, maybe we can avoid putting
them in those situations. We can also learn
racial sensitivity between the many different
cultures within our school and surrounding
communities. If this project does what we hope
it will do, it will help our students deal with
and hopefully prevent them from being prejudice
in the future. All it takes is one person who
will pass it on to their friends. Then one day,
prejudice will just be a dark part of our
history. There should be no room in your heart
This is a
picture that has a statement to make.